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Have we been doing it all wrong? The role of “super-especialists” doctors in COVID-19 pandemic and Medicine 4.0 era.
  • GUSTAVO GUERREIRO,
  • Valdano Manuel,
  • Lucas Figueredo Cardoso
GUSTAVO GUERREIRO
University of Sao Paulo Heart Institute
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Valdano Manuel
Clinica Girassol
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Lucas Figueredo Cardoso
University of Sao Paulo Heart Institute
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Abstract

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many specialists doctors found themselves in a situation that they had not faced for a long time: treating patients out of their subarea of expertise. The possibilities of teaching and learning through the modalities of webinars brought to these days the urgent necessity for teamwork and interdisciplinary approach, taking advantage of different areas of expertise to the same patient. With the amount of papers published and the speed at which data are accessed, and analyzed it is impossible to be aware of new findings in all medical areas. The lesson that the COVID-19 pandemic brought to us was the urgent need for the interdisciplinary approach to treating better our patients, and not only each disease they present with. We must review our traditional approach to medical students, residents, colleagues, and patients in which we became stuck to distance and time obstacles. We must use the technology on our behalf to offer the best treatment and follow-up for patients. We live now in the Medicine 4.0 era. As Darwin a long time ago proved: we must evolve!

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

17 Mar 2021Submitted to International Journal of Clinical Practice
17 Mar 2021Submission Checks Completed
17 Mar 2021Assigned to Editor
23 Mar 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
27 Apr 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
16 May 20211st Revision Received
19 May 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
19 May 2021Submission Checks Completed
19 May 2021Assigned to Editor
21 May 2021Editorial Decision: Accept