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"Written in line with the new GP curriculum, the third edition of this best-selling handbook continues to provide a trusted lifeline for the busy GP. With hands-on advice from experienced practitioners, the Oxford Handbook of General Practice contains essential guidance to help with any day-to-day problems that might arise." All chapters have been completely revised and updated to include the latest guidelines and management practices, with input from a team of specialist reviewers and contributors. Now including quick reference practical management boxes for paediatric and elderly patients, a plate section of colour images, and references to online guidelines and resources, this authoritative handbook is critical reading for all those working in general practice.

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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: 9780199236107
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2010
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1160
  • Product dimensions: 4.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Chantal Simon, General Practitioner, Banks and Bearwood Medical Practice, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK, and Executive Editor of InnovAiT,Hazel Everitt, Clinical Lecturer in Primary Care, Southampton University, UK,Francoise van Dorp, General Practitioner, Brentford, Essex, UK,Matthew Burke, GP Registrar, Flansham Park Health Centre, Bognor Regis, UK

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations and symbols

1 What is general practice? 1

2 Contracts 17

3 Practice management 33

4 Education, monitoring, and research 59

5 Consulting and certification 87

6 Medicines and prescribing 137

7 Minor surgery 159

8 Healthy living 171

9 Chronic disease and elderly care 199

10 Cardiology and vascular disease 233

11 Respiratory medicine 301

12 Endocrinology 349

13 Gastrointestinal medicine 381

14 Renal medicine and urology 443

15 Musculoskeletal problems 479

16 Neurology 541

17 Dermatology 595

18 Infectious disease 641

19 Haematology and immunology 657

20 Breast disease 685

21 Gynaecology 699

22 Sexual health and contraception 731

23 Pregnancy 779

24 Child health 843

25 Ear, nose, and throat 927

26 Ophthalmology 951

27 Mental health 983

28 Cancer and palliative care 1017

29 Emergencies in general practice 1045

Index 1125

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