Oxford Handbook of General Practice and Emergencies in Primary Care Pack / Edition 2

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The Oxford Handbook of General Practice has been a lifeline for busy GPs since the first edition published in 2002. Covering the whole of general practice, with hands-on advice from experienced practitioners, this essential handbook provides rapid access to information to help with any day-to-day problems which might arise in general practice. The new third edition takes into account the significant changes in primary care since publication of the second edition in 2005. Written in line with the new GP curriculum, the authors have included new material on the GP contract, foundation level doctors in general practice, and training for general practice.

All chapters have been completely revised and updated throughout with input from a team of specialist reviewers and contributors. The chapter on child health has been radically updated and specific chapters have now been dedicated to pregnancy and contraception/sexual health. The handbook also includes quick reference practical management boxes for pediatric and elderly patients, a plate section of color images, and a reference to online guidelines and resources. Revised to include the latest guidelines and management practices, this authoritative handbook is critical reading for all those working in general practice.

Designed for the busy GP, Emergencies in Primary Care covers the range of emergencies GPs might expect to encounter in the primary care setting, from the immediately life-threatening to the smaller but urgent problems that can and do arise. Written in a concise and didactic style, it incorporates useful algorithms to make complex management straightforward. Government guidelines are incorporated along with links to further information sources. Each clinical topic is succinctly addressed with all the information needed to make an accurate diagnosis, other diagnoses to consider and a clear management strategy.

It is aimed primarily at general practitioners, along with casualty staff, general practice registrars, nurse practitioners, and others involved in primary care.

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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer:Sally Ling, M.D.;FACP(University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine)
Description:This is a very informative pocket reference book for the general practitioner. The previous edition was published in 2002.
Purpose:This reference is intended to be a portable, readily accessible source of information on any topic that is likely encountered by a GP in the UK. To this end the authors appear to have met their goal.
Audience:Any GP, medical student, or physician in training in the UK should find this book very helpful.
Features:Topics are succinctly and clearly covered. Generally the discussion of one topic takes less than two pages. The authors have incorporated many of the suggestions from users of the first edition. Where applicable, evidence-based information is included. There are new sections on complementary medicine, care of the elderly, and chronic disease management.
Assessment:This is a very nice and handy reference book for the GP for day to day practice. For more complex situations, it serves as a good starting point.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199567980
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/12/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1456
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 2.20 (d)

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University of Southampton

University of Southampton

University of Southampton

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Table of Contents

1 General practice 1
2 Benefits and aids 97
3 Prescribing 117
4 Complementary medicine 141
5 Prevention 157
6 Chronic disease management 165
7 Minor surgery 181
8 Miscellaneous topics 195
9 Symptoms, signs, and laboratory results 245
10 Cardiology and vascular disease 309
11 Respiratory medicine 369
12 Endocrinology 403
13 Gastrointestinal medicine 431
14 Infectious disease 477
15 Breast disease 511
16 Haematology and immunology 521
17 Musculoskeletal problems 541
18 Neurology 587
19 Dermatology 631
20 Renal medicine and urology 677
21 Gynaecology and genito-urinary medicine 707
22 Obstetrics 765
23 Paediatrics 813
24 Ear, nose, and throat 909
25 Ophthalmology 931
26 Mental health 957
27 Elderly care 989
28 Palliative care 999
29 Emergencies 1015
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