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International Primary Care Association

Clinical Focus Volume 1 N1

Acute Medicine – a brief history


Hospital medicine has undergone considerable changes over the past decade. One of these changes has been the appearance of the term ‘acute medicine’ in the vocabulary of clinicians and managers working within the NHS. Since its first mention in a Royal College of Physicians document in 1996, the development of acute medicine has been a ‘roller-coaster’ ride, culminating in the establishment of subspecialty status in July 2003. The field now has its own journal, a specialist society and over 150 consultants across the UK. So what have been the catalysts for these rapid and dramatic changes, and what opportunities does the field of acute medicine offer for general practitioners with special interests?

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  • Authors: C Roseveare
  • Keywords: Acute Medicine, general medicine, physician
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