The Medicine Department of Taipei Veterans General Hospital

The Medicine Department of Taipei Veterans General Hospital bears the tasks of patient care, research and teaching. It has 789 beds to provide clinical and patient care services, divided into II subspecialties as well as one intensive care unit. Outpatient visits are approximately 2000 persons per working day.

 

A nationwide HBV vaccination program has been operating from this department since 1981, and is one of the medicine departments’ landmark achievements. Other outstanding performances include a hepatitis prevention program, therapeutic endoscopy for bleeding ulcers and gastroesophageal bleeding, interferon therapy for chronic viral hepatitis, cardiac catheterization, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and stenting, electrophysiological study (EPS) and ablation, bone marrow transplantation, intensive diabetic therapy, hemodialysis, continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD),AIDS programs, blood component therapy, treatment of bronchial asthma and systemic lupus erythematosus, 24-hour consultation and management services for patients with toxicological problems.

 

This department also provides different medical training or educational programs for subjects ranging from medical students (clerks, interns) and residents to physician candidates for subspecialty training. Different training programs are available not only to hospital staff, but also to outside-hospital staff, not only for medical practices, but also for other medically related disciplines.