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The Future of Primary Care

The Future of Primary Care

Jonathan Showstack (Editor), Arlyss Anderson Rothman (Editor), Sue Hasmiller (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-787-97243-1

Apr 2004, Jossey-Bass

352 pages

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