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Author Starfield, Barbara.

Title Primary care : balancing health needs, services, and technology / Barbara Starfield
Edition Revised edition
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1998


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  362.1 Sta/Pcb 1998  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 438 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Coordination of care: putting it all together -- Quality of primary care services: a clinical view -- Evaluation of primary care: a population view -- Public health and community-oriented primary care -- Primary care systems in western industr[i]alized nations -- Information systems for primary care -- Primary care research needs -- Health policies to achieve effectiveness and equity -- Epilogue -- Appendix: the child health systems primary care assessment tool
Primary care and its relationship to health -- A framework for measuring primary care -- Morbidity in primary care -- Describing primary care -- Primary care, subspecialists, and non-physician practitioners -- Primary care in the context of health systems -- Accessibility and first-contact use: the "Gate" -- Patient lists and person-focused care over time -- Practitioner-patient interactions -- Comprehensiveness of care: Who should provide what
Summary Primary Care now highlights two additional areas compared to the previous edition, equity in health services and health, and the overlap between clinical medicine and public health. It provides a basis for future directions in health policy
Notes "This book is a revision of Barbara Starfield's Primary care: concept, evaluation, and policy published by Oxford University Press, 1992"
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Medical care.
Primary care (Medicine)
Primary care (Medicine) -- United States.
Primary Health Care.
LC no. 98010794
ISBN 0195125428