Infectious Disease Designated Medical Institution Only 35% of certified professionals are certified by the academic society July 13 18:29
According to a survey conducted by the Japanese Society for Infectious Diseases regarding designated medical institutions for infectious diseases that play a central role in the treatment of infectious diseases, only 35% of the infectious disease specialists certified by the institute are enrolled in institutions. I understand. Experts point out, "If the outbreak of the new coronavirus becomes even larger, it could have a major impact on the medical system."
This survey was conducted by the Japanese Society of Infectious Diseases to investigate the current status of the medical system for infectious diseases.
As a result, out of a total of more than 400 designated medical institutions for infectious diseases designated by the national government or prefectures, 35.3% of the total number of infectious disease specialists certified by academic societies are registered as of the last month. It was a facility.
Looking at the breakdown, out of 57 facilities including "specified infectious disease designated medical institutions" that treat high-risk infectious diseases and "first-class infectious disease designated medical institutions", there are specialists It was 44 facilities, accounting for 77.2%.
In addition, of the 351 second-class infectious disease designated medical institutions that handle specialized treatment of infectious diseases, only 21.5% or 100 of the 351 institutions have specialists.
According to academic societies, there are few infectious disease departments that specialize in the treatment and research of infectious diseases even at university hospitals in Japan, and it is thought that this is because the training of specialists is not progressing as expected.
Kazuhiro Tateda, President of the Japanese Society of Infectious Diseases, said, "In the future, if the epidemic of the new coronavirus will increase further, the medical system may be significantly affected if there is no specialist. There is an urgent need to improve the current situation."
Certification of infectious disease specialist
The Japanese Society of Infectious Diseases has certified doctors who can provide specialized treatment for all infectious diseases as infectious disease specialists.
In order to be certified as an infectious disease specialist, usually, over the course of three years, you will learn about various infectious disease cases and treatment methods under the guidance of a veteran specialist, and also summarize the results of your research in a paper. Finally, you need to pass the academic examination.
According to the Japanese Society of Infectious Diseases, as of June 1560 people have been certified as specialists.