Publication Year: 2003
Authors/Editor: Roger Jones; Nicky Britten; Larry Culpepper; David A. Gass; Richard Grol; David Mant; Chris Silagy
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
The Oxford Textbook of Primary Medical Care features two volumes, Principles and Concepts and Clinical Management that are really like textbooks in one, ensuring that clinicians will have the right reference resource for every eventuality with a full volume on both the principles of primary care, and on clinical problems in general practice.
Volume 1: Principles and Concepts is a unique and exhaustive guide to the theory and principles underpinning primary care, including: doctor-patient interaction, practice management, the public health role of the primary care team, health care systems throughout the world, ensuring and enhancing quality of care. Attention is also focused on the wide range of disciplines involved in primary care, including medical sociology, health psychology, epidemiology, and the principles of organizational management, and providing concise, detailed sections on research, education, and ethics and law.
Volume 2: Clinical Management includes more than 200 chapters form a comprehensive clinical textbook on medical problems commonly seen in general practice worldwide. Here you will find detailed evidence-based guidance on diagnosis, investigation, and management. Each chapter takes a broad perspective, assuring its relevance for physicians and health care systems at different levels of development, emphasizing core clinical principles of diagnosis and management and considering the broader public health and health economics implications of each problem. Each section has been written by GPs and hospital specialists working in partnership, so that the information is not only authoritative, but also uniquely focused on the needs of the primary care physician.