What does the future hold for general medicine?

Joanna R Sutherland
Med J Aust 2011; 195 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/mja11.10848
Published online: 5 September 2011

To the Editor: I endorse the viewpoint expressed by Jenkins and colleagues.1 They refer to the dearth of hospital medical generalists, at a time of increasing numbers of elderly patients with multiple comorbidities. Nowhere is this lack of appropriate clinical skill to match demand so apparent as in our regional centres.

  • Joanna R Sutherland

  • Coffs Harbour Health Campus, Coffs Harbour, NSW.

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