Information and the publication from the past Working Group on Professional Issues and Quality of Care can be found in the Archived Working Group page!

The mission of the new Quality and Professional Issues Working Group of EFIM is to contribute to a prospective thinking about the evolution of Internal Medicine in Europe, its diversity, barriers and the opportunities, to identify and disseminate the best strategies to monitor and improve the quality of care, to improve the standards of education and to increase the scientific affirmation of Internal Medicine. 

Members of the new Working Group on Professional Issues and the Quality of Care in Internal Medicine are listed below:

Chair -  Luís Campos - Portugal

  • Thomas  Hanslik - France
  • Matthias Raspe - Germany (Young Internists)
  • Maria Mylona  - Greece
  • Shahar Geva Robinson - Israel
  • Pietro Castellino - Italy
  • Evija Ličāne -  Latvia
  • Elie Moubarak Lebanon
  • Evert-Jan de Kruijf -  Netherlands
  • Monica Bivol  - Norway
  • Zbigniew Heleniak - Poland
  • João Araújo Correia - Portugal
  • Vasco Barreto - Portugal
  • Carmen  Fierbinteanu-Braticevici - Romania
  • Leonid Lazebnik - Russia
  • Sona Kinova - Slovakia
  • Radovan Hojs - Slovenia
  • Ricardo Gómez Huelgas - Spain
  • Xavier Corbella - Spain
  • Christine Savervall - Sweden
  • Stefano Bassetti - Switzerland
  • Mine Duruse - Turkey
  • Amie Burbridge - UK

The Working Group may have a representative from each society of each country and a representative of the Young Internists. If you are interested to join please get in touch with EFIM Secretariat on
The Working Group may invite other external professionals which contribution is important to the development of the activities of the Professional Issues and the Quality of Care.

The activities of the Working Group are:

  1.  Promotion of educational programs dedicated to subjects like professionalism, quality of healthcare, management and organization of care, among others.
  2. Development of investigational programs focused on demonstrating the clinical benefit of the holistic perspective and approach of Internal Medicine (multicentric outcomes research).
  3. Production of clinical guidelines, on behalf of EFIM alone or in collaboration with other European or American Scientific Societies. The publication of these guidelines should have fast track for publication in the EJIM.
  4. Contributing to the dissemination of new models of care, with an emphasis on integrated healthcare, where the role of the internist can be relevant.
  5. Periodical production of position papers, on behalf of EFIM, about topics related with the mission of the committee. All the members will be co-authors of the papers, being the first author the one that wrote the draft of the paper e and the last the chairman of the committee. The approach should respect the diversity of models of Internal Medicine in Europe.

Articles in this category


IMAGINE the future - a voice of young internists - JAMA

We are pleased to inform you that EFIM IMAGINE Working Group published their paper  "IMAGINE the future - a voice of young internists" in JAMA under the title "Sex, Gender, and Precision Medicine". Article can be accessed via JAMA website.

Choosing Wisely - Covid-19 - Recommendations

Choosing Wisely - COVID-19 Recommendations

The COVID-19 pandemic presents an unprecedented challenge to the capacity of health care systems and providers around the world. Now, more than ever, stewardship of limited resources is critical. 

In response, a list of nine recommendations for the public and clinicians was developed to raise awareness about the need to use limited health care resources wisely.

Relevant EFIM Publications

Clinical practice guidelines adaptation for internists - An EFIM methodology

Author(s): Wiktoria Leśniak, Laura Morbidoni, Dror Dicker, Ignacio Marín-León
Date:25 June 2020

The challenge of implementing Less is More medicine: A European perspective

Author(s): Omar Kherad, Nathan Peiffer-Smadja, Lina Karlafti, Margus Lember, Nathalie Van Aerde, Orvar Gunnarsson, Cristian Baicus, Miguel Bigotte Vieira, António Vaz-Carneiro, Antonio Brucato, Ivica Lazurova, Wiktoria Leśniak, Thomas Hanslik, Stephen Hewitt, Eleni Papanicolaou, Olga Boeva, Dror Dicker, Biljana Ivanovska, Pinar Yldiz, Patrick Lacor, Mark Cranston, Frauke Weidanz, Giorgio Costantino, Nicola Montano
Date:16 April 2020

Medical and surgical co-management – A strategy of improving the quality and outcomes of perioperative care

Author(s): Carmen Fierbinţeanu-Braticevicia, Matthias Raspeb, Alin Liviu Predac, Evija Livčāned, Leonid Lazebnike, Soňa Kiňováf, Evert- Jan de Kruijfg, Radovan Hojsh, Thomas Hansliki, Mine Durusu-Tanrioverj, Francesco Dentalik, Xavier Corbellal, Pietro Castellinom, Monica Bivoln, Stefano Bassettio, Vasco Barretop, Eduardo Montero Ruizq, Luis Camposr, The Working Group on Professional Issues and Quality of Care of the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM)
Date:15 November 2018

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What is EFIM?

The principal objectives of EFIM is to promote internal medicine on a scientific educational, ethical and professional level and to support internists in providing better care for patients throughout Europe.

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What is internal medicine?

The specialty of internal medicine covers a wide range of conditions affecting the internal organs of the body. Although some diseases specifically affect individual organs, the majority of common diseases. The internist must then be trained to recognise and manage a broad range of diseases and, with the aging population, many patients with chronic and multiple disorders.

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