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Ham's Primary Care Geriatrics, 6th Edition

A Case-Based Approach (Expert Consult: Online and Print)


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Employing a unique case-based approach, Ham's Primary Care Geriatrics continues to be your comprehensive source of clinical solutions for this challenging population. This gerontology medical reference book features an interdisciplinary perspective that empowers you with team-oriented knowledge on the best diagnosis, treatment, and management strategies available to address the complex needs of older adults.

"Overall this is a useful, well written, practical elderly medicine book, ideal for use in primary care. It is reasonable priced and an excellent addition to the bookshelf, virtual or real."

Reviewed by: Dr Harry Brown  Date: July 2014

Table of Contents

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New to This Edition

    • Offer your geriatric patients the most up-to-date treatment options available with six new chapters addressing Principles of Primary Care of Older Adults, Interprofessional Team Care, Billing and Coding, Frailty, Pressure Ulcers, and Anemia.
    • Access the complete geriatric text online anytime, anywhere at Expert Consult, along with an online Cognitive Status Assessment with four tests and patient teaching guides, a dermatology quiz, and informative videos on Gait and Balance and Dizziness.

Key Features

    •  Effectively treat your geriatric patients, and provide helpful guidance to their families, through engaging geriatric case studies that illustrate the principles and key clinical information you need.
    • Form a definitive diagnosis and create the best treatment plans possible using the evidence-based medicine guidelines throughout.
    • Find the information you need quickly and efficiently with a 2-color layout and consistent format, and test your knowledge with USMLE-style questions in every chapter.

Published Reviews

    "This is one of the top books in geriatric medicine because of its usefulness to both clinicians and families."-Vincent Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP(Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences) Doody Review: 5 stars

    "For those of us in primary care, a big chunk of our workload are elderly people and because of demography and other well known factors, that is going to continue as our population ages and elderly medicine workload expands. Management of elderly patient’s problem can be complex as more than one pathology may be going on whilst there may be number of social and cultural problems in the background. Many of these issues are now uniquely handled within the primary care set up, so it is important that we have a good knowledge framework to support our activity.

    So step forwards this most useful book which can be very helpful both to manage a patient that is front of you or simply to dip in and read out of interest. It is not a huge tome and is "only" just over six hundred pages long and is a paper back. It is not a formal textbook but more of a supportive manual of common issues and problems that we face in daily practice. This to me is major plus of this book, it deals with common and everyday situations and as the title suggests it uses case based scenarios. These scenarios are amplified by the surrounding text which provides the academic backdrop. The style is easy to read and understand and it is simple enough just to dip into the book, read up on an area and not necessarily get involved in the case history side of things.

    It is a US book and so some of the subject matter is not always applicable to the UK style of practice but the bulk of the book is certainly relevant to good practice in the UK. I particularly liked the small text boxes dispersed amongst the main text which contains important and useful pearls of wisdom. It is a mature (sixth edition) up to date book published in 2014 and bundled with the price of purchase is web access which includes access on a mobile device. For some, to have an electronic version which is portable is very appealing -on my iPhone the download size is only 70MB.

    Overall this is a useful, well written, practical elderly medicine book, ideal for use in primary care. It is reasonable priced and an excellent addition to the bookshelf, virtual or real".

    Reviewed by: Dr Harry Brown  Date: July 2014

Author Information

    By Richard J. Ham, MD, Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Psychiatry, Robert C. Byrd Health Center, West Verginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia ; Philip D. Sloane, MD, MPH, Elizabeth and Oscar Goodwin Distinguished Professor of Family Medicine, Co-Director, Program on Aging, Disability and Long-Term Care, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina ; Gregg A. Warshaw, MD, Martha Betty Semmons Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Professor of Family Medicine, Director, Geriatric Medicine Program, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio ; Jane F. Potter, MD, Harris Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Chief, Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Home Instead Center for Successful Aging, Omaha, Nebraska and Ellen Flaherty, PhD, APRN, BC, General Internal Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire

Customer Reviews

  • Expert Consult
  • Reference
  • 672 Pages
  • Trim Size: 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-08936-4
  • Copyright: 2014