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Primary Care at a Glance

Hot Topics and New Insights

Edited by Oreste Capelli

Local Health Authority of Modena

"Both among scientists and clinical practitioners, some find it easier to rely upon trivial explanations, while others never stop looking for answers". With these surprising words, Augusto Murri, an Italian master in clinical medicine, reminds us that medical practice should be a continuous journey towards knowledge and the quality of care. The book brings together contributions by over 50 authors from many countries, all around the world, from Europe to Africa, from Asia to Australia, from North to South America. Different cultures are presented together, from those with advanced technologies to those of intangible spirituality, but they are all connected by five professional attributes, that in the 1978 the Institute of Medicine (IOM)1 stated as essentials of practicing good Primary Care: accessibility, comprehensiveness, coordination, continuity and accountability. The content of the book is organized according to these 5 attributes, to give the reader an international overview of hot topics and new insights in Primary Care, all around the world.

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Primary Care at a GlanceHot Topics and New InsightsEdited by Oreste Capelli

Published: April 27th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2310

ISBN: 978-953-51-0539-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6975-8

Copyright year: 2012

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95542 Total Chapter Downloads

4 Crossref Citations

10 Web of Science Citations

15 Dimensions Citations


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1. At the Frontlines: Confronting Poverty in Primary Care Medicine

By Namrata Kotwani, Ruqayyah Abdul-Karim and Marion Danis


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2. Public Health in Primary Care

By L. Cegolon, G. Mastrangelo and J. H. Lange


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3. Primary Care and Non-Physician Clinicians

By James F. Cawley, Roderick S. Hooker and Diana Crowley


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4. Integrating Spirituality into Primary Care

By Giancarlo Lucchetti, Alessandra L. Granero Lucchetti, Rodrigo M. Bassi, Alejandro Victor Daniel Vera and Mario F. P. Peres


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5. Traditional Medicine and Complementary/Alternative Medicine in Primary Health Care: The Brazilian Experience

By Caroline da Rosa


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6. Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke in Babies

By Lourdes Rofes Ponce, Ricardo Almon, Elisa Puigdomènech, Manuel A Gomez-Marcos and Carlos Martín-Cantera


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7. Skills in Minor Surgical Procedures for General Practitioners

By Jose Maria Arribas Blanco and Maria Hernandez Tejero


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8. Telehealth: General Aspects in Primary Care

By Alaneir de Fátima dos Santos, Humberto José Alves, Cláudio de Souza, Simone Ferreira dos Santos, Rosália Morais Torres and Maria do Carmo Barros de Melo


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9. Telemedicine in Primary Care

By Jumana Antoun


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10. Serum Ferritin and Iron Studies - Laboratory Reporting and Clinical Application in Primary Care

By Catherine Ogilvie and Edward Fitzsimons


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11. Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment: An Overview for the General Practitioner

By Josephine Emole


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12. Diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Special Reference to Over- and Underdiagnosis Using Spirometry

By Peter Montnemey and Sölve Elmståhl


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13. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Primary Care - From Diagnosis to Therapy

By Elisabetta Rovatti, Oreste Capelli, Maria Isabella Bonacini, Imma Cacciapuoti and Antonio Brambilla


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14. The Management of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) in Primary Care

By Andrew P. Coveney


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15. Shared Medical Appointments: Implementing Diabetes SMAs to Improve Care for High Risk Patients and Maximize Provider Expertise

By Susan Kirsh, Renée Lawrence, Lauren Stevenson, Sharon Watts, Kimberley Schaub, David Aron, Kristina Pascuzzi, Gerald Strauss and Mary Ellen O'Day


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16. The Role of Fracture Liaison Services in Re-Fracture Prevention

By Kirtan Ganda and Markus J. Seibel


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17. The Effects of Lifestyle Modification on Glycemic Levels and Medication Intake: The Rockford CHIP

By Heike S. Englert, Hans A. Dieh, Roger L. Greenlaw and Steve Aldana


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18. Adherence to Long-Term Therapy - A Model of Assessment Into Primary Care

By Alex Müller


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19. Palliative Care in General Practice

By Imma Cacciapuoti, Laura Signorotti, Maria Isabella Bonacini, Oreste Capelli, Maria Rolfini and Antonio Brambilla


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20. Ethics and the Practice of Primary Care Psychiatry

By Russell H. Searight


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21. Clinical Audit in Primary Care: From Evidence to Practice

By Oreste Capelli, Silvia Riccomi, Marina Scarpa, Nicola Magrini, Elisabetta Rovatti, Imma Cacciapuoti and Antonio Brambilla


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22. Performance Measurement and Optimization of Resource Allocation in a Health Care System

By Peter P. Yuen and Artie W. Ng


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