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Published: 24 July 1997

224 Pages


ISBN: 9780195113235

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The Nature of Primary Care Medicine

Eric J. Cassell

  • An eye-opening look at what's good and bad about primary care medicine—and a powerful prescription for making it better
  • Explains why primary care medicine is poorly suited to the health care needs of an aging population burdened with chronic disease
  • Outlines how medical schools can better train physicians, to keep patients as the focus of their practice
  • Selling point: Primary care medical practice is at the centre of controversy about HMOs, health care, and our ability to care for our ill
  • Selling point: Addresses the critical issue of doctoring, not just being a doctor
  • Selling point: Nature of Suffering (5052226, cl) sold 4400 since 1991; pb has sold another 3000 since 1994
  • Selling point: A strong, readable, and convincing prescription for curing our health-care ills

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