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)
  • Francesco Dentali Italy - (FADOI)
  • Pietro  Castellino - Italy (SIMI)
  • Evija Livčāne -  Latvia
  • Evert-Jan de Kruijf -  Netherlands
  • Monica Bivol  - Norway
  • Vasco Barreto - Portugal
  • Carmen  Fierbinteanu-Braticevici - Romania
  • Leonid Lazebnik - Russia
  • Sona Kinova - Slovakia
  • Radovan Hojs - Slovenia
  • Xavier Corbella - Spain
  • Stefano Bassetti - Switzerland
  • Mine Duruse - Turkey

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.

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Relevant EFIM Publications

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

Author(s): Carmen Fierbinţeanu-Braticevicia, Matthias Raspe, Alin Liviu Preda, Evija Livčāne
Date:15 November 2018

Hospital ambulatory medicine: A leading strategy for Internal Medicine in Europe

Author(s): Xavier Corbella, Vasco Barreto, Stefano Bassetti, Monica Bivol, Pietro Castellino, Evert-Jan de Kruijf, Francesco Dentali, Mine Durusu-Tanriöv
Date:14 April 2018

What is the role of general internists in the tertiary or academic setting?

Author(s): Mine Durusu Tanriovera, Shirley Rigby, L. Harry van Hulsteijn, Faustino Ferreira, Narcisso Oliveira, Petra-Maria Schumm-Draeger
Date:1 December 2014

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