chapter  15
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Igor Švab and colleagues on Family medicine development in Eastern Europe (2004)

Three sets of issues invariably come under consideration when the position of family medicine is discussed:

1) the position of the discipline within the health care system (whether family medicine is officially recognized as a separate discipline with distinct training and a professional society);

2) the academic status of the discipline (the position of family medicine within the universities); and

3) what the existing plans are for the development of family medicine in the future.