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dc.contributor.authorRoger, Duckitt
dc.contributor.authorRunolfur, Palsson
dc.contributor.authorLenka, Bosanska
dc.contributor.authorLorenzo, Dagna
dc.contributor.authorMine, Durusu Tanriover
dc.contributor.authorMoshe, Vardi
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-10T13:45:51Z
dc.date.available2011-03-10T13:45:51Z
dc.date.issued2010-10
dc.date.submitted2011-03-10
dc.identifier.citationCommon diagnoses in internal medicine in Europe 2009: a pan-European, multi-centre survey. 2010, 21 (5):449-52 Eur. J. Intern. Med.en
dc.identifier.issn1879-0828
dc.identifier.pmid20816603
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ejim.2010.06.012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/124116
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: Information on the medical problems and diseases encountered by practicing Internists in the hospital environment is lacking. The aim of this study is to assess the prevalence of various diagnostic categories that present to internists in the hospital setting in Europe. DESIGN: A pan-European study used the Young Internists Research Network of the European Federation of Internal Medicine. RESULTS: Data on 1501 patients from 31 physicians in 18 European countries were included in the study. The patients carried an average of 2.75 (+/-2.22) chronic medical diagnoses, ranging from 0 to 18. The most common presenting complaint was shortness of breath, followed by chest pain and abdominal pain. A cardiac condition was most common, followed by infectious disease. The complexity of patients averaged 2.5 (+/-1.14). CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study will be useful for the development of a modern internal medicine curriculum, both at the graduate and postgraduate level, which reflects the competencies required for the delivery of comprehensive patient care in internal medicine wards.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2010.06.012en
dc.subject.meshAbdominal Painen
dc.subject.meshCardiovascular Diseasesen
dc.subject.meshChest Painen
dc.subject.meshDiagnosis-Related Groupsen
dc.subject.meshDyspneaen
dc.subject.meshEuropeen
dc.subject.meshGastrointestinal Diseasesen
dc.subject.meshHealth Care Surveysen
dc.subject.meshHospitalizationen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshInfectionen
dc.subject.meshInternal Medicineen
dc.subject.meshLung Diseasesen
dc.subject.meshPatient Dischargeen
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen
dc.titleCommon diagnoses in internal medicine in Europe 2009: a pan-European, multi-centre surveyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentAcute Medicine Unit, Worthing Hospital, Worthing, United Kingdom.en
dc.identifier.journalEuropean journal of internal medicineen
html.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: Information on the medical problems and diseases encountered by practicing Internists in the hospital environment is lacking. The aim of this study is to assess the prevalence of various diagnostic categories that present to internists in the hospital setting in Europe. DESIGN: A pan-European study used the Young Internists Research Network of the European Federation of Internal Medicine. RESULTS: Data on 1501 patients from 31 physicians in 18 European countries were included in the study. The patients carried an average of 2.75 (+/-2.22) chronic medical diagnoses, ranging from 0 to 18. The most common presenting complaint was shortness of breath, followed by chest pain and abdominal pain. A cardiac condition was most common, followed by infectious disease. The complexity of patients averaged 2.5 (+/-1.14). CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study will be useful for the development of a modern internal medicine curriculum, both at the graduate and postgraduate level, which reflects the competencies required for the delivery of comprehensive patient care in internal medicine wards.


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