chapter  6
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Ian McWhinney on Problem-solving and decision-making in family practice (1979)

ALTHOUGH THE general princi­ples of problem-solving are the same in all branches of medicine, each discipline has its own way of applying them. The differences between disci­ plines are due to differences in the problems they encounter and to dif­ ferences of role within the health care system. The problem-solving strate­ gies of primary and family physicians have evolved in response to six special features of family practice.