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Overview

Written by four members of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine, a leader in rural health care. Focuses on special clinical problems and approaches common to rural care, augmented by practical information on management and organization issues, as well as rural and family medicine education.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071345408
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • Publication date: 9/20/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 487
  • Product dimensions: 7.59 (w) x 9.57 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Pt. I Overview of Rural Health Care 1
1 The Health of Rural People and the Communities and Environments in Which They Live 3
2 The Rural Patient 15
3 The Rural Physician 27
4 The Rural Health Care Team 41
5 Population-Based Medicine: Links to Public Health 55
6 The Emergence of Federal Rural Health Policy in the United States 73
Pt. II Special Clinical Problems and Approaches in Rural Health Care 91
7 Emergency Care 93
8 Obstetric Care 103
9 Special Medical Problems in Perinatal Care 123
10 Surgery 155
11 Home Care 167
12 Rural Mental Health 181
13 Dental Care 195
Pt. III Organization and Management of Rural Health Care 203
14 Rural Hospitals, Consultation, and Referral Networks in Rural Practice 205
15 Medical Informatics and Information Access 227
16 Telemedicine and Telehealth Service 249
17 Rural Health Networks: An Organizational Strategy for Collaboration 261
18 The Economics of Rural Practice 275
19 Practice Management in a Rural Setting 289
20 Quality of Care in Rural Settings: Bringing the "New Quality" to Rural Practice 325
21 Community-Oriented Primary Care and Rural Health Services Development 341
Pt. IV Education for Rural Practice 357
22 Predoctoral Education for Rural Practice 359
23 Graduate Education for Rural Practice 369
24 Continuing Medical Education for Rural Practice 381
Pt. V Lessons from Abroad 393
25 Rural Practice in Canada 395
26 Rural Practice in Australia 411
27 Rural General Practice in the United Kingdom 423
28 Rural Practice in South Africa 431
29 Rural Practice in China 449
Epilogue 473
Index 475
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