Demographic shifts and medical training.

Abstract:

:The rapid aging of populations in developing countries as compared to those in the developed world has implications for medical training in these places. Moreover, the growing globalization of employment for many health professionals means that demographic shifts have implications for the training of health professionals worldwide such that curriculums in developing countries may not meet the needs of those who practice in industrialized countries. Chronic and degenerative diseases as well as problems of multiple pathology are likely to increase with an aging population. Consequently, multiple pathology makes current medical training so likely to lead to inappropriate and poor quality of care. In addition, increasing subspecialization in medicine provides doctors who are unable to deal with the complexity of multiple pathology. Undergraduate medical education reforms are also forcing specific training in geriatric medicine out of the curriculums.

journal_name

BMJ

authors

Ebrahim S

doi

10.1136/bmj.319.7221.1358

keywords:

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1999-11-20 00:00:00

pages

1358-60

issue

7221

eissn

0959-8138

issn

1756-1833

journal_volume

319

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