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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: This is a compilation of 45 of the more common complaints clinicians encounter in family or primary care medicine.
Purpose: I found it odd that there was no preface or introduction leading into the text.
Audience: The audience is clearly anyone who is engaged in primary care and the book is appropriately written for physicians in residency training programs, but assumes a bit much for medical students. The editors are mainly from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the contributors are from many institutions across the country.
Features: The format is a combination of prose and bulleted text, but it was difficult to discern how the use of each was determined. Some sections have extensive references and others have few.
Assessment: This is an interesting read, but the differences among the chapters make me wonder how useful the book would be, considering the inconsistencies.