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Sarah Gear. Published by Radcliffe Publishing, 2008. ISBN-13: 9781846192968. Contains 352 pages. Price 00a327.95 This was an interesting bookas the title states it is a guide to candidates for the MRCGP examination which of course is UK based. This examination has some parallels with the Primex of the FRNZCGP, and the clinical component of this book (which in this section deals with common conditions presenting and being managed in general practice) would be of benefit to candidates for this, and they could do worse than at least leaf through the 200 pages which provides a perspective on what should be covered in study. As well as listing these conditions the book provides immediate source of further information - guidelines, source papers, studies etc where the reader can find web addresses and journal references. As it is written for UK candidates, it is very much oriented in that direction, and much of the non clinical section (125 pages) has little direct application for New Zealand, except for an excellent short chapter on applied statisticsall you need to know in 10 pages (almost)! This is an excellent well written bookwell worth buying for a RNZCGP Primex candidate, but it is of little use beyond that stage as the GPEP2 is very different from the English model. Jim Reid Head of Department Department of General Practice University of Otago, Dunedin

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Sarah Gear. Published by Radcliffe Publishing, 2008. ISBN-13: 9781846192968. Contains 352 pages. Price 00a327.95 This was an interesting bookas the title states it is a guide to candidates for the MRCGP examination which of course is UK based. This examination has some parallels with the Primex of the FRNZCGP, and the clinical component of this book (which in this section deals with common conditions presenting and being managed in general practice) would be of benefit to candidates for this, and they could do worse than at least leaf through the 200 pages which provides a perspective on what should be covered in study. As well as listing these conditions the book provides immediate source of further information - guidelines, source papers, studies etc where the reader can find web addresses and journal references. As it is written for UK candidates, it is very much oriented in that direction, and much of the non clinical section (125 pages) has little direct application for New Zealand, except for an excellent short chapter on applied statisticsall you need to know in 10 pages (almost)! This is an excellent well written bookwell worth buying for a RNZCGP Primex candidate, but it is of little use beyond that stage as the GPEP2 is very different from the English model. Jim Reid Head of Department Department of General Practice University of Otago, Dunedin

Summary

Abstract

Aim

Method

Results

Conclusion

Author Information

Jim Reid, Head of Department, Department of General Practice, University of Otago, Dunedin

Acknowledgements

Correspondence

Correspondence Email

Competing Interests

For the PDF of this article,
contact nzmj@nzma.org.nz

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Sarah Gear. Published by Radcliffe Publishing, 2008. ISBN-13: 9781846192968. Contains 352 pages. Price 00a327.95 This was an interesting bookas the title states it is a guide to candidates for the MRCGP examination which of course is UK based. This examination has some parallels with the Primex of the FRNZCGP, and the clinical component of this book (which in this section deals with common conditions presenting and being managed in general practice) would be of benefit to candidates for this, and they could do worse than at least leaf through the 200 pages which provides a perspective on what should be covered in study. As well as listing these conditions the book provides immediate source of further information - guidelines, source papers, studies etc where the reader can find web addresses and journal references. As it is written for UK candidates, it is very much oriented in that direction, and much of the non clinical section (125 pages) has little direct application for New Zealand, except for an excellent short chapter on applied statisticsall you need to know in 10 pages (almost)! This is an excellent well written bookwell worth buying for a RNZCGP Primex candidate, but it is of little use beyond that stage as the GPEP2 is very different from the English model. Jim Reid Head of Department Department of General Practice University of Otago, Dunedin

Summary

Abstract

Aim

Method

Results

Conclusion

Author Information

Jim Reid, Head of Department, Department of General Practice, University of Otago, Dunedin

Acknowledgements

Correspondence

Correspondence Email

Competing Interests

Contact diana@nzma.org.nz
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