European Council of Medical Orders

CEOM Board endorses the Portuguese Medical Association Statement on the quality of medical specialties in Portugal

The CEOM Board expresses its deepest concern having been alerted by its Portuguese member of the risk of lowering the quality of some medical specialties such as the general practitioners.

Quality of medicine is crucial, even more at a time when the evolution of medicine has been exponential and when the burden of chronic diseases will represent a great challenge for the health system and patient safety.

It is of the utmost importance that the quality of care and especially primary care be guaranteed by the Portuguese National Authorities.