This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is a concise, easy-to-refer-to handbook of common conditions seen in general practice and how to treat them. Each condition is discussed in a standard way that will be familiar to most GPs – assessment, including history and examination, and management. Throughout the book there are ‘alert’ boxes (marked with an exclamation point!) as well as helpful hints and ‘useful tips’, set off in boxes. This edition is completely up to date with the very latest information and includes national guidelines on treating major diseases seen in primary care. There are also new Quality and Outcomes Framework features.
Short, concise handbook focusing on clinical and practical aspects of disease management
Covers all the diseases commonly seen in primary care
Omits complexities such as disease aetiology to focus on practical aspects of the GPs’ role
Chapters are divided into systems of the body for ease of organisation and reference
Topics presented as a diagnosis [e.g. epilepsy] or as a symptom [e.g. chest pain] to aid physician guidance
Helpful appendices, including drug monitoring, private medical examinations, patient reports, notifiable diseases, management of anaphylaxis, immunisation, growth charts, dermatomes, etc.
Incorporates all the latest national guidelines for diseases such as asthma, hypertension, diabetes