Acute care is “suboptimal,” says Royal College of PhysiciansBMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7356.122 (Published 20 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:122
- Claire McKenna
The standard of care received by acutely ill medical inpatients in the United Kingdom is below acceptable standards, says a new report on the interface between acute general medicine and critical care, commissioned by the Royal College of Physicians.
The current emphasis on specialist training of doctors rather than generic skills is not the correct approach to intensive medical management, says the report. All doctors should be trained at senior house officer level in the care of …
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