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October 14, 1998

Adult Primary Care: Quick Consult Manual of Primary Care Medicine

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 1998;280(14):1275-1276. doi:10.1001/jama.280.14.1275-JBK1014-2-1

Quick consults are miniconsultations specifically intended to save money and physicians' time and enhance patient outcomes in the daily office practice of primary care adult medicine. This collection of 172 clinically orientated vignettes is organized into screening and diagnosis issues, clinical practice guidelines, 10 organ system symptom groupings for diagnosis, and lifestyle therapies. The approach is evidence based, using medical references that are mainly randomized clinical trials. The references are generally up-to-date (1994-1995). The authors apparently have focused on studies that are from peer-reviewed journals, are not controversial, and have gone a year or two without serious questions raised as to the message for practitioners.