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Respiratory Diseases

  • G.¬†Jariwalla

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. G. Jariwalla
    Pages 1-8
  3. G. Jariwalla
    Pages 9-41
  4. G. Jariwalla
    Pages 42-52
  5. G. Jariwalla
    Pages 53-58
  6. G. Jariwalla
    Pages 59-72
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    Pages 73-99
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    Pages 100-127
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    Pages 128-147
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    Pages 148-161
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    Pages 162-167
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    Pages 168-180
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    Pages 181-194
  14. G. Jariwalla
    Pages 195-205
  15. G. Jariwalla
    Pages 206-211
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 212-223

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 assessment and investigations, but the emphasis is on what to do best for the patient. Family medical practitioners have particular difficulties and advantages in their work. Because they often work in professional isolation in the community 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 relatively untried methods compared with those that are 'old' and well proven. Their ad vantages 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

asthma breathing care diagnosis infection management treatment

Authors and affiliations

  • G.¬†Jariwalla
    • 1
  1. 1.Bromley and Tunbridge Wells Health AuthoritiesKentUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-4880-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8660-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4880-8
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