UPDATED! Murtagh’s Diagnostic Strategies now covers 100 topics

​Twenty-one new topics

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May 09, 2016

Twenty-one new topics have been added to Murtagh’s Diagnostic Strategies, part of John Murtagh’s General Practice Collection, including for example:

  • Amenorrhoea
  • Antisocial behaviour in adults
  • Falls in the elderly
  • The febrile child
  • Insomnia
  • The subfertile couple

In addition, there have been minor updates to the original 79 topics.

Each topic in Murtagh’s Diagnostic Strategies guides the GP in taking a key history for the specific presenting problem, such as detailed pain analysis, drug intake, family history, travel, diet and ‘red flags’. It lists the key examinations and investigations GPs need to perform, as well as providing helpful diagnostic tips.

In addition, it provides easy-to-use checklists of:

  • probable diagnoses
  • serious disorders not to be missed
  • pitfalls (often missed)
  • masquerades checklist
  • is the patient trying to tell me something?

This resource distils key information from the highly respected John Murtagh’s General Practice, addressing the most common presenting problems in general practice, such as abdominal pain, cough, diarrhoea, menorrhagia, tinnitus and vomiting.

Each topic is covered concisely providing a quick, easy reference for GPs and allied health professionals.

It is also a useful tool for student revision and an ideal resource for preparation for the Key Features Problems component of the RACGP fellowship examination in Australia.

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