Family physicians with special interest in dermatology
AbstractThe concept of Family Physicians with special interest in aparticular field of medicine is currently gaining popularity. It isa new trend in medicine, at least in countries where there islack of specialists in the many disciplines of medicine. Thereis also an increasing need to reduce demand for secondaryand tertiary care services by developing community basedservices. Training of Family Physicians in a particular fieldhelps to provide better clinical services and procedures,appropriate referral to secondary or tertiary hospitals, redesignpatient care pathways catering to the needs in the communityand to raise the standards of clinical care for a specific chronicdisease in a particular locality.
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