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100 Cases in General Practice

By Anne Stephenson, Martin Mueller, John Grabinar

© 2009 – CRC Press

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The aim of the 100 Cases series is to provide a novel learning and revision tool that works by guiding the student through clinical cases, imitating those that students and Foundation Year Doctors are likely to meet in a general practice setting. The cases are written to interest students in clinical problems and to help them develop their skills of clinical reasoning, with each scenario providing details of a patient's medical history and the key findings of a clinical examination, together with initial investigation results data for evaluation.

Key questions then prompt the student to evaluate the patient, and reach a decision regarding their condition and the possible treatment plan; while the answer pages enable the reader to understand the processes a clinician goes through in such situations. The volumes are designed with the student in mind, and include features to aid self-directed learning, clinical thinking and problem-solving.


"The case-based structure grabs the reader's attention and questions prompt the reader to think about and engage in each scenario… It encompasses a very wide range of different conditions and… also gives good insight into the wider role of the general practitioner beyond just medical management."

Oxford Medical School Gazette

Table of Contents

Person-centred medicine

Bio-psycho-social approach

Non serious physical injury with serious social consequences

The importance of family history

Ethico-legal issues

Difficult communication

Telephone consultation

Patient pathway to the GP

Sorting symptoms

When to investigate


Risk management

Team approach

The GP role

Continuity of care

When to refer

Use of resources

Individual and community needs

Diversity and Access issues

Subtle symptoms with rare, potentially life-threatening consequences


There’s a lot of it about

Seasonal conditions


A long list

Hypochondriacs eventually get ill

We don’t always get it right

New information or knowledge

Partial, early presentation

It’s a bit like my granny

Medicalising symptoms

Psychosomatic presentations

Seeing the patient in the street

Getting medical care for our own family

Our own experience

An uncomfortable relationship with a patient


Differential diagnosis

Infectious diseases

Family problems

Importance of treating conditions with no serious sequelae

Treatment of chronic conditions for which there are no symptoms

Epidemiological contributions

Common, self-limiting conditions

Where there is no cure: holding a patient

Not winning

Latrogenic disease

About the Authors

Martin Mueller MD MHPE MRCGP DCH DRCOG DIMC DFFP FHEA, Senior General Practice Tutor, King's College London School of Medicine at Guy's, King's College and St Thomas' Hospitals, London; Visiting Senior Lecturer, Centre for Medical Education, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK

John Grabinar BMBCh MRCGP MA(Oxon) DObstRCOG DCH, Lewisham Primary Care Trust, Lewisham, UK

Volume Editor: Anne Stephenson MBChB PhD(Medicine) FHEA, Senior Lecturer in General Practice and Director of Community Education, King's College London School of Medicine at Guy's, King's College and St Thomas' Hospitals, London, UK

Series Editor: P John Rees MD FRCP is Consultant Physician and Dean of Medical Education, King's College London School of Medicine at Guy's, King's and St Thomas' Hospitals, London, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Family & General Practice
MEDICAL / Public Health