Five of the most Astounding Things in German Family Medicine from a Belgian Perspective

DOI: 10.3238/zfa.2021.0036-0039

german translation / full article

Emmily Schaubroeck

Keywords: Belgium further education practical equipment primary care system

SummaryAs a Belgian family doctor in Germany, I was amazed by the numerous differences in family medicine between the two neighboring countries. From medical studies, to the longer but less controlled GP training, to the interdisciplinary medical staffing of practices in primary care. I also wondered about the complicated billing system and the low presence and quality of electronic technology to support the coordination tasks in the primary care practice.Keywordsprimary care system; Belgium; further education; practical equipment

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