The Medical Interview

Clinical Care, Education, and Research

  • Mack LipkinJr.
  • Samuel M. Putnam
  • Aaron Lazare
  • J. Gregory CarrollJr.
  • Richard M. Frankel

Part of the Frontiers of Primary Care book series (PRIMARY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. A Framework for the Medical Interview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Aaron Lazare, Samuel M. Putnam, Mack Lipkin Jr.
      Pages 3-19
    3. Craig Kaplan
      Pages 20-31
    4. Dennis H. Novack
      Pages 32-49
    5. Aaron Lazare
      Pages 50-62
  3. The Structure and Process of the Medical Interview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Mack Lipkin Jr., Richard M. Frankel, Howard B. Beckman, Rita Charon, Oliver Fein
      Pages 65-82
    3. James J. Strain, Samuel M. Putnam, Richard Goldberg
      Pages 83-103
    4. Timothy E. Quill
      Pages 110-121
    5. Ulrich J. Grueninger, F. Daniel Duffy, Michael G. Goldstein
      Pages 122-133
    6. Nancy E. Dye, M. Robin Di Matteo
      Pages 134-144
  4. The Context of the Interview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Thomas M. Johnson, Eric J. Hardt, Arthur Kleinman
      Pages 153-162
    3. Jane Sprague-Zones
      Pages 163-171
    4. Thomas L. Campbell, Susan H. McDaniel
      Pages 178-186
    5. Peter Curtis, Susan Evens
      Pages 187-195

About this book


Primary care medicine is the new frontier in medicine. Every nation in the world has recognized the necessity to deliver personal and primary care to its people. This includes first-contact care, care based in a posi­ tive and caring personal relationship, care by a single healthcare pro­ vider for the majority of the patient's problems, coordination of all care by the patient's personal provider, advocacy for the patient by the pro­ vider, the provision of preventive care and psychosocial care, as well as care for episodes of acute and chronic illness. These facets of care work most effectively when they are embedded in a coherent integrated approach. The support for primary care derives from several significant trends. First, technologically based care costs have rocketed beyond reason or availability, occurring in the face of exploding populations and diminish­ ing real resources in many parts of the world, even in the wealthier nations. Simultaneously, the primary care disciplines-general internal medicine and pediatrics and family medicine-have matured significantly.


care communication management medical ethics

Editors and affiliations

  • Mack LipkinJr.
    • 1
    • 2
  • Samuel M. Putnam
    • 3
  • Aaron Lazare
    • 4
  • J. Gregory CarrollJr.
    • 5
    • 6
  • Richard M. Frankel
    • 7
    • 8
  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Division of Primary CareNew York University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.American Academy on Physician and PatientUSA
  3. 3.East Boston Neighborhood Health CenterEast BostonUSA
  4. 4.University of Massachusetts Medical CenterWorcesterUSA
  5. 5.Miles Institute for Health Care CommunicationWest HavenUSA
  6. 6.New York University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  7. 7.University of Rochester School of Medicine and DentistryRochesterUSA
  8. 8.Residency Program in Internal Medicine, Highland Hospital of RochesterRochesterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7559-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-2488-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-3618
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