Internal medicine is the most commonly practised internal medicine practice in Australia.
It is also the most expensive, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
It covers a broad range of conditions, including: heart problems and stroke, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), multiple sclerosis and multiple sclerosis, and some types of arthritis.
Internal medicine specialists are also trained to deal with acute and chronic conditions.
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) said the average annual cost of an internal medicine specialist in Australia is $100,000.
But the cost varies across the country.
For example, in Melbourne, there are 12,500 internal medicine specialists, but only 3,200 work in intensive care, while in Sydney, there is 6,200 internal medicine specialists.
Dr Jennifer Jelinek, the chief medical officer of internal medicine hospitalists in Sydney and Canberra, said that the costs are much higher than in other developed countries, including the US and the UK.
She said that she was aware of one internal medicine centre that charges $2,000 to $2.5,000 a day, but that it was often understaffed and understaffing patients.
“In the US, it’s $15,000 per day for the same staff, so you’re getting the same level of services, which are really not the case in other countries,” Dr Jelineg said.
“You’re getting a lot more care, but you’re paying for it.”
A national internal medicine network in Queensland has also been criticised for failing to adequately recruit and train staff to deal from the front line, with many doctors in the network failing to complete their courses and leave before completion, according, the Queensland Medical Association.
The association has called for a review of the network, and also for a national register of internal medical doctors.
Dr Jelinesk said that a nationwide database of internal doctors is needed.
She also said that while she was satisfied with the number of internal health workers in Queensland, it would be beneficial to have more internal medicine nurses.
The ABC contacted Queensland Health about the report, but was unable to speak to a senior manager for the state’s Department of Health.
Dr Jenelinek said she did not want to be the person to say that Queensland’s external healthcare system was failing to provide quality care.
“We need to get better at recruiting and retaining doctors, so that we can provide the best care for the patients, but we also need to be more selective about our internal medicine workers,” she said.
She told the ABC that Queensland had been working on a national system for years.
The ABC has also contacted the Queensland Health Department for comment. “
The quality of care we provide is really quite low.”
The ABC has also contacted the Queensland Health Department for comment.
The Queensland Health Service said it was “looking into” the report.
Dr Julie Gaffney, an internal health specialist, said the lack of an adequate recruitment strategy for Queensland’s internal medical professionals meant that many had to quit.
“It is a bit like if you were a nurse, you would be very worried, you wouldn’t want to take your family to hospital because you were concerned about the quality of your care,” Dr Gaffany said.
The report found that more than 1,000 Queensland hospitals were currently in financial difficulty, with the majority of hospitals experiencing a significant financial shortfall.
Queensland Health and Care Services Minister Mark Bailey said the state was working on measures to “support external healthcare providers”.
He said the State Government was also providing funding for “a comprehensive strategy to increase the number and quality of external health staff”.
“The state has identified some very critical challenges and has been addressing them,” he said.
But Dr Gaffe said that Queenslanders were suffering from the lack and shortage of doctors in their communities.
“There are very few internal medicine doctors in Queensland and they are leaving the state, especially in the inner-city areas, so we need more doctors to do that, to provide the care that the community needs,” she told the program.
“If we don’t recruit the doctors to Queensland, we’re going to have a huge shortage of internal care doctors and we need them here.”
Dr Jelena Jelineks, chief medical manager of internal Medicine hospitalists at Sydney’s Kings Cross Hospital, said there were a number of reasons for the lack in recruitment.
She cited a lack of training in the way internal medicine practitioners are paid, a lack in access to the training and the quality and depth of training for Queensland doctors.
“I do think there’s a real concern that there are some issues that we have to address to get Queensland in line with other developed nations, because there’s not enough internal medicine professionals, she said, adding that Queensland also has a high rate