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MIMS Handbook of General Medicine comprises two main sections:

Innovative, comprehensive and bursting with informative diagrams, tables and charts, MIMS Handbook of General Medicine covers the latest diagnostic and treatment approaches in general practice. Apart from the management of frequently seen conditions and diseases in a wide range of fields, special focus areas include the role of the patient as partner in the healthcare journey, the impact of lifestyle and an ageing population on the growing burden of non-communicable diseases and associated end-organ damage, and the importance of diagnosing and correctly treating communicable infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa now that travel on the continent has increased

The information provided by leading academics and opinion-leader specialists in the country enable the medical professional to continue to be in the forefront of best practice and evidenced-based clinical care pathways.

The publication also includes a comprehensive section featuring drug-class overview table. These tables cover a selection of some of the most commonly prescribed drug classes and give key consideration in a summarised format.  A brief description of the mechanism of action and relevant major "black box" type warnings is given for each drug class or sub-classification.  Each specified class is then arranged by the relevant active ingredient and the:

    Usual dosage range
  • Dosage forms available on the South African market
  • Half life
  • Elimination
  • Therapeutic area according to registered package insert
  • Metabolism

Drug-class overview tables include tables drug classes such as:

  • Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
  • Antimicrobials
  • Proton pump inhibitors

MIMS Handbook of General Medicine has a significant CPD component which allows medical practitioners to earn up to 41 CPD points. The modules can be done manually (via a scoresheet booklet) or online.