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Gastroenterology

  • M. Lancaster-Smith
  • C. Chapman

Part of the Management of Common Diseases in Family Practice book series (MCDF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. M. Lancaster-Smith, C. Chapman
    Pages 1-8
  3. M. Lancaster-Smith, C. Chapman
    Pages 9-17
  4. M. Lancaster-Smith, C. Chapman
    Pages 19-23
  5. M. Lancaster-Smith, C. Chapman
    Pages 25-38
  6. M. Lancaster-Smith, C. Chapman
    Pages 39-44
  7. M. Lancaster-Smith, C. Chapman
    Pages 45-55
  8. M. Lancaster-Smith, C. Chapman
    Pages 57-64
  9. M. Lancaster-Smith, C. Chapman
    Pages 65-73
  10. M. Lancaster-Smith, C. Chapman
    Pages 75-82
  11. M. Lancaster-Smith, C. Chapman
    Pages 83-91
  12. M. Lancaster-Smith, C. Chapman
    Pages 93-100
  13. M. Lancaster-Smith, C. Chapman
    Pages 101-110
  14. M. Lancaster-Smith, C. Chapman
    Pages 111-115
  15. M. Lancaster-Smith, C. Chapman
    Pages 117-127
  16. M. Lancaster-Smith, C. Chapman
    Pages 129-131
  17. M. Lancaster-Smith, C. Chapman
    Pages 133-139
  18. M. Lancaster-Smith, C. Chapman
    Pages 141-144
  19. M. Lancaster-Smith, C. Chapman
    Pages 145-163
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 165-193

About this book

Introduction

DDDDDDDDDDDDD Effective management logically follows accurate diagnosis. Such logic often is difficult to apply in practice. Absolute diagnostic accuracy may not be possible, particularly in the field of primary care, when management has to be on analysis of symptoms and on knowledge of the individual patient and family. This series follows that on Problems in Practice which was concerned more with diagnosis in the widest sense and this series deals more definitively with general care and specific treatment of symptoms and diseases. Good management must include knowledge of the nature, course and outcome of the conditions, as well as prominent clinical features and assess­ is on what to do best for the ment and investigations, but the emphasis patient. Family medical practitioners have particular difficulties and advantages in their work. Because they often work in professional isolation in the com­ munity and deal with relatively small numbers of near-normal patients their experience with the more serious and more rare conditions is restricted. They find it difficult to remain up-to-date with medical advances and even more difficult to decide on the suitability and application of new and rela­ tively untried methods compared with those that are 'old' and well proven. Their advantages are that because of long-term continuous care for their patients they have come to know them and their families well and are able to become familiar with the more common and less serious diseases of their communities.

Keywords

gastroenterology

Authors and affiliations

  • M. Lancaster-Smith
    • 1
  • C. Chapman
    • 2
  1. 1.Queen Mary’s HospitalSidcup, KentUK
  2. 2.Maldon, EssexUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-7781-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-7783-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-7781-8
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