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January 4, 1995

Primary Care Update for Ob/Gyns

Author Affiliations

University of Nevada School of Medicine Las Vegas
University of Nevada School of Medicine Reno

JAMA. 1995;273(1):87. doi:10.1001/jama.1995.03520250103048

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Primary Care Update for Ob/Gyns is a peer-reviewed journal published by Elsevier Science Inc in cooperation with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Its subscription cost is quite modest for individuals ($48), and a special discount is available for ACOG members. The stated goal of this new journal is "excellence in health care for women." Its purpose is to present practical and clinical information pertaining to primary and preventive diagnosis, treatment, and management in care in obstetric-gynecologic practice. Traditional peer-reviewed ob/gyn journals have not yet adopted this practice-oriented goal.

Elsevier's editorial expertise is well exemplified by the organization of each issue. There is a minimum of advertising, unobtrusively placed. In 40 to 50 pages, a manageable size, five basic areas for update are covered: cardiovascular, infectious disease, oncology, preventive care, and psychiatry. Additionally, two to three articles on subjects pertinent to primary care, such as thyroid dysfunction, chronic fatigue,

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