Signs and Symptoms in Family Medicine : A Literature-Based Approach Paperback / softback
Part of the Signs and Symptoms series
Signs and Symptoms in Family Practice, by Paul M. Paulman, MD et al, provides a unique evidence-based approach to diagnosis based on presenting signs.
Focusing on the most common diagnoses observed in a medical practice, the book helps you "think horses, not zebras." A rating system for the sensitivity and specificity of the signs, symptoms, and diagnostic tests aids in the development of a focused and accurate differential diagnosis.
This handy, take-along guide is ideal for quick reference while doing rotations or prepping for the boards.
Confidently diagnose and treat common illnesses and conditions using an evidence-based, systematic approach.
A unique ratings system indicates how frequently various symptoms and signs are associated with a particular diagnosis. Easily find what you need with consistently organized chapters and an at-a-glance bulleted format. "Think horses, not zebras" with a focus on the most frequently encountered diagnoses. Rule out the most serious possibilities quickly with differential diagnoses listed in descending order of severity. Review symptoms, signs, suggested work-up, and patient disposition for each diagnosis.
Patients present with symptoms, not diagnoses
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 656 pages, Illustrated
- Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
- Publication Date: 17/08/2011
- Category: Medical diagnosis
- ISBN: 9780323049818