" ... a wealth of new information. Its scope is international, and the many comparisons between countries make it especially valuable for Canadian readers." Canadian Family Physician (April 1999)
"This book is the synthesis of a lifetime of work in this field....It is a descriptive work of great sweep and erudition and follows primary care as it has evolved and mutated in myriad health care systems....it will be valuable to any reader who is interested in the multiple ways in which primary care intersects with the health care system."--JAMA
"The primary care reforms now in process...make Barbara Starfield's book especially important and timely....This one has a wealth of new information."--Canadian Family Physican
"This book is both a comprehensive reference for those new to the field and a thoughtful review for those with more experience."--Annals of Internal Medicine
"Dr. Starfield's book is an excellent assemblage of data about primary care's contribution to society....This book belongs in the library of every physician who must argue for the importance of family medicine in society....Nowhere will one find a more comprehensive single source with more authoritative analysis by a phyician who takes the consumer perspective."--Family Medicine
About the Author
Barbara Starfield is at Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.