A comprehensive evidence-based introduction to patient
"NOW IN FULL COLOR"
For medical students and other health professions students, an
accurate differential diagnosis starts with "The Patient History."
The ideal companion to major textbooks on the physical examination,
this trusted guide is widely acclaimed for its skill-building, and
evidence based approach to the medical history.
Now in full color, "The Patient History" defines best practices
for the patient interview, explaining how to effectively elicit
information from the patient in order to generate an accurate
differential diagnosis. The second edition features all-new
chapters, case scenarios, and a wealth of diagnostic algorithms.
Introductory chapters articulate the fundamental principles of
medical interviewing. The book employs a rigorous evidenced-based
approach, reviewing and highlighting relevant citations from the
literature throughout each chapter.
FeaturesIdeal for use in Year 1 and Year 2 medical school and
other health professions courses, including Introduction to
Physical Diagnosis and Introduction to Clinical MedicineNEW
Essential new chapters on red eye, pruritus, and hair lossNEW Case
scenarios to introduce each chapter and place history-taking
principles in clinical contextNEW Self-assessment multiple choice
Q&A conclude each chapter-an ideal review for students seeking
to assess their retention of chapter materialExpanded emphasis on
evidence-based principles, including more information on likelihood
ratios, number needed to treat (NNT), pre- and post-test
probability, and evidence-based diagnosisSymptom-based chapters
covering 59 common symptoms and clinical presentationsDiagnostic
approach section after each chapter featuring color algorithms and
several multiple-choice questionsHundreds of practical, high-yield
questions to guide the history, ranging from basic queries to those
appropriate for more experienced cliniciansComplete list of
references in each chapter
|Country of origin:
• Lawrence Tierney
||Electronic book text
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