What does the future hold for general medicine?

Paul Jenkins, Campbell Thompson, Alisdair MacDonald

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    • General medicine is being challenged by increasing numbers of patients who are presenting with multiple comorbidities and a decline in numbers of suitably trained personnel to manage these patients. • A resurgence in generalist care, with collaboration between generalists and specialists, is the key to successfully managing patients who present with acute medical conditions. • Better funded collaborative training programs for general physicians, which promote a diversity of skills and address clinical demand in a proscriptive manner, are needed. • Research aimed at designing acute services to match local clinical demand is also required.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)49-50
    Number of pages2
    JournalMedical Journal of Australia
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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    Jenkins, P., Thompson, C., & MacDonald, A. (2011). What does the future hold for general medicine? Medical Journal of Australia, 195(1), 49-50.