Primary care

Judith Collier, Murray Longmore and Keith Amarakone

in Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties

Ninth edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print April 2013 | ISBN: 9780199591183
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191742606 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Primary care

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Primary care: Contents

Giving yourself to the highest bidder? - A dictionary of primary care acronyms - Primary care and health definitions - Primary care, self-care&intermediate care - Primary health care teams - Small practices or commercial gp clinics? - Time, time management, the busy gp stereotype, and patient-centred care - Medical certification - The consultation - The impossibility of being a good doctor - Prevention (and barriers) and screening - Primary care clinics - Evidence-based medicine - Protocols, targets, and guidelines - The placebo and Hawthorne effects - Bedside manners in a multicultural world - Health education: what’s the point? - Patient groups - Patients’ complaints & clinical governance - Dying at home (palliative care) - Records, computers, and decision support - Medline ; Premonitions - Audit - New ways of extending primary care - Appraisal, revalidation, & performance - Under- and over-performing doctors - Patient satisfaction - Expert patients: plagues…or inspirations? - Stopping smoking tobacco - Reducing alcohol intake - Domestic violence - Sustainability & alternative/holistic medicine - Living dangerously - Home visits (including one with Nietzsche) - Minor illness - Are you ready for emergencies/on call? - Prescribing and concordance - Healing - Social matters - Health and social class - Purchasers & providers - Referral statistics - Fitness to drive, fly, do sport etc - Chronic fatigue syndrome - Managing obesity - What to do for the best? -

Chapter.  38665 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Primary Care

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