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Community Pharmacy E-Book, 2nd Edition


  • Thoroughly updated and revised

  • A clearly structured and colourfully illustrated guide to the differential diagnosis of symptoms commonly seen by community pharmacists.

  • Organised by body system, each chapter begins with a system overview and a brief guide to history-taking.

  • Each symptom or condition examined according to background; prevalence; aetiology; arriving at a differential diagnosis; questions to ask the patient, and conditions to eliminate.

From reviews of the first edition
'Paul Rutter's timely book provides a well-structured guide to making differential diagnoses ... The comprehensive text is easy to read and there are many excellent illustrations. ... All community pharmacists - whatever their experience - will find this book an excellent continuing professional development resource. I recommend it.' The Pharmaceutical Journal

Key Features

    • Covers all the most common conditions and gives evidence to back up over-the-counter (OTC) recommendations.

    • Puts the presenting symptoms into the primary-care context.

    • Suggests which questions to ask to narrow down the possible diagnoses.

    • Gives schematic summaries of how to arrive at a diagnosis.

    • Evidence-based boxes as a guide for OTC medication.

    • Practical prescribing summary tables.

    • Hints and tips boxes for product use.

    • Self-assessment sections.

    • Colour images of important conditions.

    • Chapter on specific product requests.

    • Useful websites.

Author Information

    By Paul Rutter, BPharm MRPharmS PhD, Department of Pharmacy, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK

Customer Reviews

Community Pharmacy E-Book, 2nd Edition