Cecil Textbook of Medicine (2-Volume Set) by Lee Goldman MD, J. Claude Bennett MD

By Lee Goldman MD, J. Claude Bennett MD

Univ. of California, San Francisco. This variation comprises 35 new chapters. colour and halftone illustrations also are integrated. For clinicians, citizens, and scholars. earlier version, c1996, mentioned basic writer as J. Claude Bennett. Two-volume set, unmarried quantity model additionally on hand. DNLM: medication.

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In these cases, patients are likely to ask the questions: Does my physician really care? Does what happens to me matter to the physician? Does my doctor show sensitivity and compassion beyond mere technical ability? Patients want and deserve compassion and understanding. They want their physicians to be interested in them as individuals who seek advice, as well as relief from pain, disease, and suffering. They want to sense that they can safely share their deepest thoughts and their most heartfelt confidences with their physicians.

New information, new techniques, and new technology can be brought into the process and their contribution evaluated in a conceptualization of the scientific method often termed continuous quality improvement. Through such constant commitment to advancing the frontiers of medicine, physicians improve health, discover true cures, devise new ways of delivering care, and reduce ultimate health costs. THE PHYSICIAN AS CAREGIVER Being both professional and caring is an acquired skill. A physician can diagnose and prescribe in a technically correct and scientific, but insensitive way.

Each of these entities has virtual control of large blocks of "covered lives" (patients) and has enormous influence over whether, when, and which physicians and hospitals deliver services. The system has been evolving over the past several years because of the perceived complexity of health care delivery, the increasing costs ascribed to technology and professional subspecialization, and the sheer size of the fraction of gross national product dedicated to health care. American businesses, large and small, realize the need to exert some sort of cost brake on the health care delivery system.

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