Mosby's Family Practice Sourcebook - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780779699063

Mosby's Family Practice Sourcebook

4th Edition

An Evidence-Based Approach to Care

Authors: Michael Evans James Meuser
Paperback ISBN: 9780779699063
Imprint: Mosby Canada
Published Date: 7th November 2005
Page Count: 608

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An evidence-based approach to family practice care, Mosby’s Family Practice Sourcebook: An Evidence-Based Approach to Care, Fourth Edition is a quick reference tool for residents and general practitioners. It covers the latest evidence-based approaches and controversies in the prevention and treatment of a wide variety of clinical problems encountered in office practice. The book is organized by conditions seen or treated by the typical family practitioner. Coordinated by the University of Toronto’s Department of Family and Community Medicine, each topic area is developed by a variety of experts (over 170 in total) to provide the latest evidence-based practice. "The perfect mix of the evidence with the practical!"

Key Features

Each topic covers the latest evidence, discussing the pros and cons of each issue. The coverage is presented as briefly as possible, providing evidence-based citations from trials, journals and web sites.

Table of Contents

  1. Common Problems in Family Medicine

  2. Community Health: Prevention

  3. Community Health: Travel Health

  4. Immunizations

  5. Cardiovascular System

  6. Central Nervous System

  7. Dentistry

  8. Dermatology

  9. Gastroenterology

  10. Geriatrics

  11. Hematology

  12. Immunology

  13. Infectious Disease

  14. Mental Health and Addictions: Addictions

  15. Mental Health and Addictions: Mental Health

  16. Metabolic/Endocrine

  17. Nephrology

  18. Ophthalmology

  19. Otolaryngology

  20. Pediatrics

  21. Respirology

  22. Rheumatology

  23. Sports Medicine, Exercise, and Injuries

  24. Urology

  25. Women's Health: Breast Diseases

  26. Women's Health: Gynecology

  27. Women's Health: Obstetrics


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About the Author

Michael Evans

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, The Health Knowledge Lab, Centre for Effective Practice and Assocaite Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto

James Meuser

Affiliations and Expertise

Center for Effective Practice, University of Toronto


The fourth edition of this popular resource for family practice is the effort of widely recognized authors and panels of more than 170 reviewers, all orchestrated under the editing guidance of Drs Michael Evans and James Meuser of the University of Toronto’s Centre for Effective Practice. This edition continues to maintain the objective of Dr Ken Marshall’s first 3 editions: providing practitioners with concise, up-to-date, evidence-based or reference-based information about most problems encountered in an outpatient general practice.

This is not a textbook covering all aspects of medical conditions; rather, it is a sourcebook covering the relevant and most current practical aspects of medical problems and informing clinical judgment. The index found at the back of the book, as well as the indexes found on the front and back covers, allow practitioners to find information quickly. Tables are used judiciously. The generic names of medications are used with the trade names appearing in parentheses.

As a part-time family practitioner, I have used this reference at the end of a clinical session to review data needed to address patients’ concerns that I encountered on that particular day. It has helped me revalidate my own knowledge and offered possible further exploration when I next see patients with such conditions. The authors have met their objectives and have been true to the original intent of the books. I would recommend it to all busy clinicians, as well as family medicine residents.

—Francine Lemire, MD, CCFP, FCFP

Dr Lemire is Assistant Executive Director of Professional Affairs at the College of Family Physicians of Canada in Mississauga, Ont; Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto; and a family physician practising part-time at Toronto Western Hospital and the Lakeshore Walk In Clinic in Toronto, Ont, and Western Memorial Regional Hospital in Corner Brook, Nfld.

- Canadian Family Physician, September 2006