The Future of Primary Care. Public Health/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Anthology

  • ID: 2240234
  • Book
  • 352 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The Future of Primary Care explores the organization and delivery of primary care to address the needs of our future population. Expert contributors include 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

The Future of Primary Care offers a self–critical and constructive analysis of primary care that is perfect for scholars, faculty, and students who are interested in public health services and policy.

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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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