Five Tips for Becoming an Ideal General Hospitalist

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Int J Gen Med. 2021 Dec 29;14:10417-10421. doi: 10.2147/IJGM.S341050. eCollection 2021.


Owing to the social structure issues caused by Japan's super-aged society, health-care roles have become more complex, and the need for general physicians has increased. General hospitalists in Japan perform various roles. Thus, the ideal image of general hospitalists there has been unclear. We summarize the 10 key skills for Japanese hospitalists indicated in the specialty programs of the Japanese Society of Hospital General Medicine. We identified the following five crucial points for ideal general hospitalists: general mindset; leadership and management; community-based comprehensive care and cooperation with various professions; appropriate medical interviewing, physical examination, and diagnostic reasoning; and proactive education and academic activities. This paper presents five tips, which deal with why those items are necessary and how they should be learned.

PMID:35002297 | PMC:PMC8722286 | DOI:10.2147/IJGM.S341050

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