What does the future hold for general medicine?

Alan E O’Connor
Med J Aust 2011; 195 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/mja11.10847
Published online: 5 September 2011

To the Editor: I commend Jenkins and colleagues for an engaging article on the future of general medicine in Australia.1 It mirrors a debate that is occurring in many acute-care hospitals, particularly in the context of a nationwide shortage of acute-care beds and increasing numbers of older patients presenting with chronic and multisystem disease.2

  • Alan E O’Connor

  • Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Brisbane, QLD.

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