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This book provides innovative methods to evaluate the attainment and contributions of primary systems and practitioners. It extends on the first edition by highlighting two additional areas: equity in health service and health, and the overlap between clinical medicine and public health. It provides an important basis for future directions in health policy.
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Barbara Starfield is at Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.Review:
" ... a wealth of new information. Its scope is international, and the many comparisons between countries make it especially valuable for Canadian readers." Canadian Family Physician (April 1999)
"This book is the synthesis of a lifetime of work in this field....It is a descriptive work of great sweep and erudition and follows primary care as it has evolved and mutated in myriad health care systems....it will be valuable to any reader who is interested in the multiple ways in which
primary care intersects with the health care system."--JAMA
"The primary care reforms now in process...make Barbara Starfield's book especially important and timely....This one has a wealth of new information."--Canadian Family Physican
"This book is both a comprehensive reference for those new to the field and a thoughtful review for those with more experience."--Annals of Internal Medicine
"Dr. Starfield's book is an excellent assemblage of data about primary care's contribution to society....This book belongs in the library of every physician who must argue for the importance of family medicine in society....Nowhere will one find a more comprehensive single source with more
authoritative analysis by a phyician who takes the consumer perspective."--Family Medicine
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Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 1998. Condition: Good. Rev Sub. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP11851248