Family-Oriented Primary Care

Authors: McDaniel, S.H., Campbell, Th.L., Hepworth, J., Lorenz, A.

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I was a Medical Student in 1966 when the Millis Report on the training of the generalist physician was published,de?ning the concept of primary care. According to the Report, the primary provider has four major responsib- ities or roles. The ?rst role is that of initial contact care of the undiffer- tiated patient. The second is to provide comprehensive care based on the belief that the primary provider should be able to manage the overwhe- ing majority of problems with which patients present. Equally important is the third role—continuity and coordination of care within the health care system. Finally,the primary provider is responsible for demonstrating le- ership in the community. This Report’s description of a primary provider seems as relevant today as it was when it was written. In 1994,the Institute of Medicine’s assessment of primary care added the responsibility of family and community integration of care to the Millis Report description. Without question there are many challenges to a contemporary imp- mentation of this comprehensive description of primary care, beginning with the level of individual patients who so often suffer from complex pr- lems, such as mental disorders and obesity. Treating these conditions in a brief primary care visit is dif?cult. At the level of the larger system, re- bursement is often inadequate and can represent policies that are uns- portive of primary care, such as those that compromise payment for preventive services that help patients to quit smoking or lose weight.

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"[This book]fills an important void in our education and therefore is highly recommended. I wish it every success because if it succeeds, we all win."
-Jack H. Medalie, M.D., M.P.H. F.A.A.F.P, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Advance praise for Family-Oriented Primary Care: A Manual for Medical Providers:
"A superb job. I'm eager to recommend it to all medical students and family practice residents."
- Eugene S.Farley, Jr., University of Wisconsin Medical School

From the reviews of the second edition:

"A comprehensive approach to the education and training of primary care physicians and other primary care providers … . The book is organized so that each chapter has a discreet goal. … the authors are to be highly commended for writing and then updating a thoughtful and comprehensive book. This volume is replete with references that provide additional resources and ideas … . an excellent addition to any family medicine training program … an important resource for primary care physicians and psychologists … ." (Ronald B. Margolis, PsycCRITIQUES online, April, 2005)


Table of contents (26 chapters)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Family-Oriented Primary Care
Authors
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-26310-6
DOI
10.1007/b137394
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-98614-2
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XX, 484
Number of Illustrations
26 b/w illustrations
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