Published: 15 November 2018
Author(s): Carmen Fierbinţeanu-Braticevici, Matthias Raspe, Alin Liviu Preda, Evija Livčāne, Leonid Lazebnik, Soňa Kiňová, Evert- Jan de Kruijf, Radovan Hojs, Thomas Hanslik, Mine Durusu-Tanriover, Francesco Dentali, Xavier Corbella, Pietro Castellino, Monica Bivol, Stefano Bassetti, Vasco Barreto, Eduardo Montero Ruiz, Luis Campos, The Working Group on Professional Issues and Quality of Care of the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM)
Section: Original Article

With the increase of ageing population, rates of chronic diseases and complex medical conditions, the management of high-risk surgical patients is likely to become a great concern in most countries. Considering all these factors, it is certainly rational and intuitive that internists should be included into a collaborative model of medical and surgical co-management, where their multi-potentiality and synthesis capacity require them to coordinate the multidisciplinary team and to be the leading agent of change.

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