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Diagnostic strategy models

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Diagnostic strategy models for common presenting problems form the backbone of this book. General Practice is renowned for this unique and powerful learning feature, which was introduced in the first edition.

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Key facts and checkpoints

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Key facts and checkpoints provide accurate statistics and local and global contexts.

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The staff of Asclepius

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The staff of Asclepius icon highlights diseases for when you are specifically searching for information on a particular disease.

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Red and yellow flags

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Red and yellow flags alert you to potential dangers. Red is the most urgent, but yellow also requires careful consideration.

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Clinical framework

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Clinical framework based on major steps of clinical features, investigations, diagnosis, management and treatment reflects the key activities in the daily tasks of general practitioners.

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Seven masquerades checklist

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This unique feature of the book reminds you of potential and hidden dangers underlying patient presentations.

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Diagnostic triads

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Key features that may discriminate between one disease and another are clearly presented.

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Evidence-based research

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Evidence-based research is recognised with a full chapter on research in general practice and evidence base, including more on qualitative models. In addition, substantial references are provided for every chapter.

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Extensive coverage of paediatric and geriatric care, pregnancy and complementary therapies

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Extensive coverage of paediatric and geriatric care, pregnancy and complementary therapies is integrated throughout, as well as devoted chapter content providing more comprehensive information in these areas.

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Practice tips

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Practice tips consist of key points of use in the clinical setting.

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Clinical photos

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Clinical photos provide authentic, visual examples of many conditions and serve as either a valuable introduction or confirmation of diagnosis.

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Full colour illustrations

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Full colour illustrations are provided, with more than 600 diagrams in the clean, simple style that has proved so popular.

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Significantly enhanced index

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The index has more sub-categories with bold page numbers indicating the main treatment of a topic, enabling you to quickly pinpoint the most relevant information. Page numbers in italics refer to figures and tables. Entries with ‘see also’ have cross-references to related, but more specific information on the topic.

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Patient education resources

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Indicates where you can find relevant information from Murtagh's Patient Education sixth edition to photocopy and hand out to patients.

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