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Practical paediatric problems in primary care
  1. Venkat Reddy
  1. Peterborough District Hospital, 3 Thorpe Road, Peterborough, PE3 6DA, UK;

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Edited by Michael Bannon, Yvonne Carter. . Published by Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007, pp 352, £32.95 (paperback). ISBN 0-19-852922-8

Children, young people and their families depend on their primary care medical team for most planned and unscheduled care. On average one in four consultations in primary care concerns children. A preschool child is likely to come in contact with the primary care team six times a year and a school age child three times a year.

There has been tremendous change recently in primary care as to how teams are organised and care is delivered. The teams are often multidisciplinary, with input from general practitioners, health visitors, practice nurses, nurse practitioners, emergency care practitioners and community …

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