Saunders' Pocket Essentials of General Practice

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Jan 1, 2006 - Medical - 349 pages
This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It provides students with a succinct text covering all the key issues in primary care from the point of view of the medical student and trainee junior doctor.

A succinct guide to key issues in general practiceCovers important concepts that students are now required to understand, such as doctor-patient relationships, chronic disease management, performance review (audit) etcSpecific information on management of the most common acute and chronic diseases seen in general practiceIncludes exam questions for revision

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Chapter 1 The nature and scope of general practice
Chapter 2 Approach to diagnosis and treatment
Chapter 3 Acute emergencies
Chapter 4 Acute and selflimiting illness
Chapter 5 Chronic illness
Chapter 6 Health promotion and disease prevention
Chapter 7 Prescribing
Chapter 8 Referral to specialists
Chapter 9 Doctorpatient communication
Chapter 10 The primary care team
Chapter 11 The GP in the healthcare system
Chapter 12 Ethical aspects of general practice

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