Subspecialty

Subspecialty

[suhb-spesh-uhl-tee, suhb-spesh-]
A subspecialty is narrow field within a specialty such as forensic pathology, which is a subspecialty of anatomical pathology.

In medicine subspecialization is particularly common in internal medicine and has grown as medicine has:

  1. become more complex and
  2. it has become clear that a physician's case volume is negatively associated with their complication rate; that is, complications tend decrease as volume of cases goes up.

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