Diagnostic strategy models
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.
Key facts and checkpoints
Key facts and checkpoints provide accurate statistics and local and global contexts.
The staff of Asclepius icon highlights diseases for when you are specifically searching for information on a particular disease.
Red and yellow flags alert you to potential dangers. Red is the most urgent, but yellow also requires careful consideration.
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.
Seven masquerades checklist
This unique feature of the book reminds you of potential and hidden dangers underlying patient presentations.
Key features that may discriminate between one disease and another are clearly presented.
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.
Extensive coverage of paediatric and geriatric care, pregnancy and complementary therapies
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.
Practice tips consist of key points that are of use in the clinical setting.
Clinical photos provide authentic, visual examples of many conditions and serve as either a valuable introduction or confirmation of diagnosis.
Full colour illustrations
Full colour illustrations are provided, with more than 600 diagrams in the clean, simple style that has proved so popular.
Significantly enhanced index
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.
Patient education resources
Indicates where you can find relevant information from Murtagh’s Patient Education, eighth edition, to photocopy and hand out to patients.