HERMES European Accreditation of Training Centres in Adult Respiratory Medicine: criteria validation and revision.

Breathe (Sheff) 2016 Mar;12(1):11-7

Pulmonary Medicine, Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium; Department of Respiratory Medicine, Maastricht University Medical Center, -Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Four respiratory medicine disease categories appear in the global top 10 causes of mortality [1], resulting in 600 000 people dying from respiratory disease in Europe each year. The economic burden of respiratory diseases in Europe exceeds 380 billion euros. In a fast-developing environment, new clinical challenges have arisen for pulmonary specialists; techniques and procedures have evolved and become more complex.

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March 2016
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