Primary Care: Balancing Health Needs, Services, and Technology by Barbara StarfieldPrimary Care: Balancing Health Needs, Services, and Technology by Barbara Starfield

Primary Care: Balancing Health Needs, Services, and Technology

byBarbara Starfield

Paperback | September 1, 1998

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In Primary Care: Balancing Health Needs, Services, and Technology, Barbara Starfield presents evidence of the positive impact of primary care on the health of populations and provides innovative methods to evaluate the attainment and contribution primary care systems and practitioners. Thisvolume is a valuable extension of the author's 1992 book on primary care, underscoring two additional areas: the role of primary care in facilitating equity in health services, and the emerging overlap between clinical medicine and public health. As primary care increasingly informs health caredecision-making throughout the world, this updated edition is critical for the future trajectory of health policy.
Barbara Starfield is at Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.
Title:Primary Care: Balancing Health Needs, Services, and TechnologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9.02 × 6.1 × 1.3 inPublished:September 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195125436

ISBN - 13:9780195125436

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Table of Contents

I. Primary Care and Health1. Primary Care and its Relationship to Health2. A Framework for Measuring Primary Care3. Morbidity in Primary CareII. Primary Care Practice4. Describing Primary Care5. Primary Care, Subspecialists, and Non-Physician Practitioners6. Primary Care in the Context of Health SystemsIII. Acountability in Primary Care7. Accessibility and First-contact Use: The Gate8. Patient Person-Focused Care Over Time9. Practitioner-Patient Interactions10. Comprehensiveness of Care: Who Should Provide What11. Coordination of Care: Putting it All TogetherIV. Patients and Populations12. Quality of Primary Care: A Clinical View13. Evaluation of Primary Care: A Population View14. Public health and Community- Oriented Primary CareV. Health Policy and Primary Care15. Primary Care Systems in Western Industrialized Nations16. Information Systems for Primary Care17. Primary Care Research Needs18. Health Policies to Achieve Effectiveness and EquityAcknowledgementsEpilogueAppendix: Primary Care Assessment Tool

Editorial Reviews

"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 moreauthoritative analysis by a phyician who takes the consumer perspective."--Family Medicine