Cardiac electrophysiology is a medical sub specialty of Cardiology. They treat rhythm disorders of the heart. Why do we need a subspecialty just for rhythm disorders? Shouldn’t a regular cardiologist be enough? Does the rest of the world have as much specialization as the United States medical system? Does increased specialization even increase patient outcome?
One of my fellow students was arguing that there are too many subspecialties in the US medical system. They mentioned that the rest of world relied more on general practitioners with a larger breadth of knowledge as opposed to specialist with a more narrow focus. I would love to see studies about this topic.