Family medicine in Japan.


Two networks of medical care have grown up in Japan: 1 network based in hospitals and 1 based in private clinics. Most physicians in clinics practice general medicine, although only a small proportion of them are trained in primary care. Postgraduate medical education is oriented toward the training of specialists. Owing to the impending retirement of the cohort of clinic-based physicians who have dominated medical politics in Japan, the system is expected to change substantially in the next decade. Among the reformers is a small group of physicians who are attempting to introduce family practice.

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@article{Smith1997FamilyMI, title={Family medicine in Japan.}, author={Barham W. Smith and R. G. Demers and L M Garcia-Shelton}, journal={Archives of family medicine}, year={1997}, volume={6 1}, pages={59-62} }