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The Future of Primary Care

ISBN: 978-0-7879-7243-1
352 pages
April 2004, ©2004, Jossey-Bass
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The Future of Primary Care reports on the principles of organization and delivery of primary care to address the needs of our future population. The Future of Primary Care’s   stellar panel of health care experts includes Barbara Starfield, Dana Gelb Safran, Bernard Lo, and Gordon Moore. They explore topics such as

· Current dilemmas and threats to primary care from both the clinician’s and patient’s point of view

· The impact of the self-care and alternative care movements

· The importance of improved information technologies

· Individual elements of primary care and the relative value of each element

· Primary care’s contribution to the overall health of our population

· Assessing alternative sites and circumstances where primary care may be provided

· The specialist and nurse as primary care providers

· The role of primary care in chronic illness management, care for the elderly, long term and home care

· Exploring recommendations for the future

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Author Information

Jonathan Showstack is professor of medicine and health policy in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, and the Institute for Health Policy Studies, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco.

Arlyss Anderson Rothman is assistant professor in the School of Nursing, Department of Family Health Care Nursing, and researcher in the Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco.

Susan B. Hassmiller is a senior program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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"Overall the book is an excellent reference for those interested in primary care practice." (The Journal of Pharmacy Technology; 1/1/2005)
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