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[Overspecialisation in domestic health care]

BODA Domonkos1

DECEMBER 23, 1992

Lege Artis Medicinae - 1992;2(12)

[Among my notes is the proceedings of a more than 10-year-long consultation on the evils of specialisation. At a time when proposals are being made from many quarters to reform the specialist medical system, it is worth quoting verbatim from some of the above discussion papers. First, however, we must face the question: how can specialisation be challenged at all? Indeed, there is an almost universal view in the medical community that specialisation is necessarily to be welcomed, saying that it is the only way to keep up with science 'today'. The first concern of new graduates is to decide what kind of doctor they want to be, and this is something that students entering university already consider at the beginning of their studies. This seems to be the main objective of continuing training and individual professional development, which in many areas is recognised and confirmed by the authorities. ]

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