by Gary Tabas, one 5¼ -inch diskette or one 3½ -inch floppy disk, for IBM-PC and compatibles, $39, Pittsburgh, Pa, Preventive Medicine Organizer, 1990.
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If implementing the recommendations of the US Preventive Services Task Force interests you, this software package warrants your consideration.
Today, accessible preventive care information is needed by primary care physicians. Whenever an issue arises, the route to a reliable answer will involve either personal study or outside help. These days, personal study in preventive care must begin with the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services (Baltimore, Md: Williams & Wilkins; 1989), the report from the US Task Force, a mid-1980s creation of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. The document is, however, lengthy and scholarly in style, better suited for background reading than for practice management.
For use in practice, the Guide's conversion into a suitable clinical format has become necessary. This alternative exists in the form of a program by Dr Gary Tabas, a straightforward conversion of the Guide into personal computer software. Preventive Medicine
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