A Problem-Orientated Approach
Edited by Alfred Tallia, Joseph Scherger and Nancy Dickey
What we call General Practice in this country, is also called Primary Care and sometimes Family Medicine here and elsewhere. I will settle on the description of primary care for the rest of this review and although every speciality considers itself large, NHS Primary Care certainly fits that description in this country. It is large in terms of numbers of staff utilised and in terms of breadth and depth of the topic areas as Primary Care can cover a huge number of specialties. This makes keeping up to date a big undertaking which is very important, and we all have our own ways of handling this crucial activity.