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Renaissance of hospital generalists

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 13 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e652

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Re: Renaissance of hospital generalists

We described the role of Internal Medicine in Spain as a pillar of hospital care for medical patients.
Internal Medicine have been incorporated, last years, a variety of type of care to solve organizational problems in hospitals that reflect the capacity for innovation and flexibility of this speciality. More modern terms for hospital generalists, like acute care medicine and hospitalist, are different though the substance of these specialities are the same than Internal Medicine.

Competing interests: No competing interests

19 March 2012
Javier García Alegría
President of Spanish Society of Internal Medicine
Ramón Pujol Farriols, President of European Federation of Internal Medine
Department of Medicine, Hospital Costa del Sol, Marbella (Málaga), Spain.
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