Published: 1 December 2014
Author(s): Mine Durusu Tanriover, Shirley Rigby, L. Harry van Hulsteijn, Faustino Ferreira, Narcisso Oliveira, Petra-Maria Schumm-Draeger, Frauke Weidanz, Mark H.H. Kramer, On behalf of the Working Group on Professional Issues, European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM)
Section: Developments in Internal Medicine

The changing demography of European populations mandates a vital role for internists in caring for patients in each level of healthcare. Internists in the tertiary or academic setting are highly ranked in terms of their responsibilities: they are clinicians, educators, researchers, role models, mentors and administrators. Contrary to the highly focused approach of sub-specialties, general internists working in academic settings can ensure that coordinated care is delivered in the most cost-conscious and efficient way.


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