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Barken, Frederick M. (Frederick Mitchell), 1955-
Out of practice : fighting for primary care medicine in America / Frederick M. Barken
Alternate Title Fighting for primary care medicine in America
Ithaca [N.Y.] : ILR Press, c2011
book jacket
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 4th Floor  R729.5.G4 B36 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Primary care (Medicine) -- Practice -- United States
Physicians (General practice) -- United States
Physician and patient -- United States
Physical Description xi, 244 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-240) and index
Contents Introduction : the doctor is out -- A first visit with the doctor -- Tell him not to drive -- Polypharmacy : the problem with pills -- Poly-doctoring : a doctor for every disease -- A bubble off -- On the road again -- The supply side -- All in the family -- Practice/malpractice -- You get what you pay for
Summary The author uses his own experiences as a primary care physician to describe the state of his profession and argues that the health care system will collapse without a strong physician-patient relationship and that the role of the primary care physician must change to survive
Series Culture and politics of health care work

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