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Patient management in primary care

Samsudin, Suhaiza and Che' Man, Mohamad (2022) Patient management in primary care. In: Family Medicine Handbook. IIUM Press, pp. 97-107. (In Press)

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Primary care is one of the medical disciplines which provides community- based, continuous, comprehensive and preventive healthcare. It is very common for a medical doctor in primary care to manage medical illness that covers a wide spectrum of clinical conditions from the most common and simple diseases to the rare ones. Features that make primary care practice to be different from a tertiary centre or any specialist-based medical practice include its role as the first point of contact care, the strategy used in arriving at the right diagnosis, personalised care, holistic approach, health promotion and providing domiciliary care as well as family care.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Family Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Date Deposited: 09 May 2022 12:05
Last Modified: 09 May 2022 12:05
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/97751

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