Martin Zorro: editorial reference in the training and consultation of Primary Care

Consultation of Primary Care – Primary Care and Family Medicine continue to be called upon to form the strategic nuclear element of health systems in all countries, regardless of their level of economic and technological development. The author Armando Martín Zorro is the largest reference in Spanish in both health areas. With the help of Elsevier, the world leader in Health content, Martín Zorro has created in the last 30 years a family of books that is today a reference for both disciplines. The two volumes of Primary Care and the Compendium of Primary Care offer solid and up-to-date answers to training needs, exams (National Health System) and consult all health system professionals (doctors, nurses), as well as students of the different degrees of Health Sciences.

Primary Care Treaty

Divided into two volumes, it is the undisputed reference work. It presents a novel vision of Primary Care thanks to its fully updated content adapted to clinical reality, both in Spain and Latin America. The first of the volumes (‘Principles, organization, and methods in Family Medicine’) directs its interest to the topics of greatest interest to professionals who, due to their work, need to know better the management and organization and those that are introduced in the Care exams primary. It facilitates the internalization of knowledge. The second (‘Health problems in the Family Medicine consultation’) directs its interest to the most relevant topics for professionals who are more oriented towards the work clinical practice and the daily exercise of Primary Care in consultation. The Treaty includes online access to about 1,700 self-assessment questions discussed and a battery of clinical cases, mainly associated with the clinical part.

Principles, organization, and methods in Family Medicine

In its 26 chapters, the episodes that address socio-cultural influences in health care, the family approach in Primary Care and the family approach to psychosocial problems are merged. It highlights the chapter that develops a strategy for the ‘Chronicity Approach’. Add the usually updated content dedicated to research, statistics, and epidemiology; and the old ones, such as the medical history and information systems are adopted by the new times: ‘Telecare, Internet and virtual patient communities’. Of particular interest is Chapter 24, which addresses an issue that increasingly concerns professionals and citizens: the risks inherent in the use of health services and the need to implement quaternary prevention strategies and actions.

Health problems in the Family Medicine consultation

Within its 41 chapters, the chapter on the patient with multimorbidity stands out, as well as another chapter specifically dedicated to addressing home care. This edition, like the previous ones, also includes a renewed version of the self-assessment questions, important for all those readers who use the work as a study base for exam preparation.

Compendium of Primary Care

The objective of this work is none other than to provide readers with a volume that synthetically gathers the essential aspects of family medicine and primary health care, both in its clinical and conceptual aspects and in the organization of services. The Compendium is not exclusively the summary of the two volumes of Primary Care, it is a work that has an interest in itself. Its compact format allows it to be used as a paperback book for an immediate consultation. This utility interests both primary care professionals who are in training period and those who have more clinical experience. Its synthetic nature makes it essential for those who wish to quickly review all the contents of the discipline for educational, academic or assistance purposes.