Essential Medical Facts Every Clinician Should Know

To Prevent Medical Errors, Pass Board Examinations and Provide Informed Patient Care

Authors: Taylor, Robert B

  • Presents integral facts clinicians should have learned during their classroom lectures and subsequent clinical training, but often didn't
  • Focuses on information, based on current literature, which can help clinicians avoid errors in medical practice
  • Abundantly referenced and all facts presented are evidence-based
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About this book

Essential Medical Facts presents selected literature-based information clinicians need to know to provide informed patient care and avoid medical misadventures. Facts that can help make us better and safer clinicians include knowing the usefulness of palmar crease pallor in detecting anemia (not reliable), antibiotics that can cause a false positive opiate urine drug screen (fluoroquinolones), and an occasional early clue to testicular cancer (gynecomastia). Of course, keeping up to date on current medical knowledge and being curious about the implications of published research conclusions not only help assure superior clinical performance; they also bolster the preparation for board examinations. Robert B. Taylor, MD is the author and editor of more than two dozen medical books and several hundred published articles, as well a veteran of both rural private practice and chairmanship of a medical school clinical department. Essential Medical Facts is written for clinicians in all specialties, at all stages of professional life. It is a must have book for students, residents and practicing physicians, as well as nurse practitioners and physician assistants actively involved in clinical diagnosis and management of disease.

About the authors

Dr. Robert B. Taylor is a professor emeritus of Family Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University, and is the author of more than 25 books.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This is collection of what traditionally are known as pearls. It is designed as a book of prompts of clinical significance for clinicians. The book is intended for primary care clinicians with an interest in these clinical pearls … . A premise is presented and answered based upon one or two articles in the medical literature.” (Vincent F. Carr, Doody’s Review Service, August, 2011)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Medical Facts, Errors, and This Book

    Taylor, Robert B.

    Pages 1-5

  • Challenging Current Medical Misconceptions

    Taylor, Robert B.

    Pages 7-27

  • Epidemiologic Realities and Gee-Whiz Facts

    Taylor, Robert B.

    Pages 29-47

  • Disease Prevention and Screening

    Taylor, Robert B.

    Pages 49-66

  • Risk Factors and Disease Correlates

    Taylor, Robert B.

    Pages 67-86

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-7874-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-7873-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Rent the eBook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
  • can be used across all devices
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Essential Medical Facts Every Clinician Should Know
Book Subtitle
To Prevent Medical Errors, Pass Board Examinations and Provide Informed Patient Care
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-7874-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-7874-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-7873-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLVIII, 324
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