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Hospital medicine beyond the United States

Authors Kisuule F, Howell E

Received 9 September 2017

Accepted for publication 14 December 2017

Published 12 February 2018 Volume 2018:11 Pages 65—71

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IJGM.S151275

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Flora Kisuule, Eric Howell

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, Johns Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA

Abstract: Hospital medicine is the fastest growing specialty in the United States. An interesting aspect of the rapid expansion of hospital medicine is the expansion of the field beyond the United States. Although the health care systems, regulations, and cultural norms in these nations differ, there are striking similarities in the profession’s development. We performed a literature review to better understand the factors contributing to the growth of hospital medicine internationally. In this article, we describe some of the drivers for expansion of hospital medicine outside the United States and the challenges faced by these groups. We also discuss the role the United States could play in the continued growth of hospital medicine internationally.

Keywords: international hospital medicine

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