Improving Diagnosis in Health Care

Improving Diagnosis in Health Care
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Care Services,Committee on Diagnostic Error in Health Care
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2016-01-29
ISBN 10: 0309377692
ISBN 13: 9780309377690
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Improving Diagnosis in Health Care Book Review:

Getting the right diagnosis is a key aspect of health care - it provides an explanation of a patient's health problem and informs subsequent health care decisions. The diagnostic process is a complex, collaborative activity that involves clinical reasoning and information gathering to determine a patient's health problem. According to Improving Diagnosis in Health Care, diagnostic errors-inaccurate or delayed diagnoses-persist throughout all settings of care and continue to harm an unacceptable number of patients. It is likely that most people will experience at least one diagnostic error in their lifetime, sometimes with devastating consequences. Diagnostic errors may cause harm to patients by preventing or delaying appropriate treatment, providing unnecessary or harmful treatment, or resulting in psychological or financial repercussions. The committee concluded that improving the diagnostic process is not only possible, but also represents a moral, professional, and public health imperative. Improving Diagnosis in Health Care a continuation of the landmark Institute of Medicine reports To Err Is Human (2000) and Crossing the Quality Chasm (2001) finds that diagnosis-and, in particular, the occurrence of diagnostic errorsâ€"has been largely unappreciated in efforts to improve the quality and safety of health care. Without a dedicated focus on improving diagnosis, diagnostic errors will likely worsen as the delivery of health care and the diagnostic process continue to increase in complexity. Just as the diagnostic process is a collaborative activity, improving diagnosis will require collaboration and a widespread commitment to change among health care professionals, health care organizations, patients and their families, researchers, and policy makers. The recommendations of Improving Diagnosis in Health Care contribute to the growing momentum for change in this crucial area of health care quality and safety.

National Library of Medicine Audiovisuals Catalog

National Library of Medicine Audiovisuals Catalog
Author: National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1981
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951000190955R
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Family Medical Guide

Family Medical Guide
Author: Ira J. Chasnoff,Jeffrey W. Ellis,Zachary S. Fainman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 574
Release: 1983
ISBN 10: 9780881760866
ISBN 13: 0881760862
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The New Illustrated Family Medical and Health Guide

The New Illustrated Family Medical and Health Guide
Author: Consumer Guide
Publsiher: Publications International
Total Pages: 448
Release: 1993-12
ISBN 10: 9781561736003
ISBN 13: 1561736007
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Ultimate Guide To Choosing a Medical Specialty

The Ultimate Guide To Choosing a Medical Specialty
Author: Brian Freeman
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2004-01-09
ISBN 10: 9780071457132
ISBN 13: 0071457135
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ultimate Guide To Choosing a Medical Specialty Book Review:

The first medical specialty selection guide written by residents for students! Provides an inside look at the issues surrounding medical specialty selection, blending first-hand knowledge with useful facts and statistics, such as salary information, employment data, and match statistics. Focuses on all the major specialties and features firsthand portrayals of each by current residents. Also includes a guide to personality characteristics that are predominate with practitioners of each specialty. “A terrific mixture of objective information as well as factual data make this book an easy, informative, and interesting read.” --Review from a 4th year Medical Student

Clinical Respiratory Medicine

Clinical Respiratory Medicine
Author: Richard K. Albert,Stephen G. Spiro,James R. Jett
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 1032
Release: 2008-04-16
ISBN 10: 0323070949
ISBN 13: 9780323070942
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Respiratory Medicine Book Review:

This comprehensive clinical textbook examines all aspects of respiratory medicine. The editors take a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of patients with the full range of pulmonary disorders, making this your ideal source for reference in clinical practice. Fully revised, this essential volume includes new chapters on PET imaging, implications of genetic research, oxygen therapy, and rehabilitation. Now an Expert Consult title, it comes with access to the complete contents of the book online, including all of the book’s images, downloadable for use in presentations. Provides complete clinical coverage so you can Better manage and treat patients with pulmonary disease. Uses templated, clinical chapters for consistent, concise, essential information. Includes coverage that reflects the way you practice medicine today with critical information relevant to everyday practice. Utilizes diagnostic algorithms to help you find critical information and at a glance. Includes new chapters on PET imaging, implications of genetic research, oxygen therapy, and rehabilitation to keep you up to date. Includes access to the complete contents of the book online, including all of the book’s images, downloadable for use in presentations.

Family Medical and Health Guide

Family Medical and Health Guide
Author: Ira J. Chasnoff,Jeffrey W. Ellis,Zachary S. Fainman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 384
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780785308591
ISBN 13: 0785308598
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Family Medical Prescription Drug Guide

Family Medical   Prescription Drug Guide
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 864
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780785313595
ISBN 13: 0785313591
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures with Nursing Diagnoses

Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures with Nursing Diagnoses
Author: Jane Vincent Corbett
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 813
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015047720878
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures with Nursing Diagnoses Book Review:

Explains the clinical significance of tests and diagnostic procedures.

Clinical Skills for Pharmacists E Book

Clinical Skills for Pharmacists   E Book
Author: Karen J. Tietze
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2011-05-09
ISBN 10: 032308222X
ISBN 13: 9780323082228
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Skills for Pharmacists E Book Book Review:

Covering the skills needed for pharmaceutical care in a patient-centered pharmacy setting, Clinical Skills for Pharmacists: A Patient-Focused Approach, 3rd Edition describes fundamental skills such as communication, physical assessment, and laboratory and diagnostic information, as well as patient case presentation, therapeutic planning, and monitoring of drug intake. Numerous case examples show how skills are applied in clinical situations. Now in full color, this edition adds more illustrations and new coverage on taking a medication history, physical assessment, biomarkers, and drug information. Expert author Karen J. Tietze provides unique, pharmacy-specific coverage that helps you prepare for the NAPLEX and feel confident during patient encounters. Coverage of clinical skills prepares you to be more involved with patients and for greater physical assessment and counselling responsibilities, with discussions of communication, taking a medical history, physical assessment, reviewing lab and diagnostic tests, and monitoring drug therapies. A logical organization promotes skill building, with the development of each new skill building upon prior skills. Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter highlight important topics. Self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter help in measuring your comprehension of learning objectives. Professional codes of ethics are described in the Ethics in Pharmacy and Health Care chapter, including confidentiality, HIPAA, research ethics, ethics and the promotion of drugs, and the use of advance directives in end-of-life decisions. Numerous tables summarize key and routinely needed information. Downloadable, customizable forms on the companion Evolve website make it easier to perform tasks such as monitoring drug intake and for power of attorney.

Magill s Medical Guide Osgood Schlatter disease Zoonoses

Magill s Medical Guide  Osgood Schlatter disease   Zoonoses
Author: Culley C. Carson,Tracy Irons-Georges
Publsiher: Salem PressInc
Total Pages: 2043
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780893569914
ISBN 13: 0893569917
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Clinical Veterinary Advisor E Book

Clinical Veterinary Advisor   E Book
Author: Etienne Cote
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 1784
Release: 2010-12-17
ISBN 10: 0323068766
ISBN 13: 9780323068765
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Veterinary Advisor E Book Book Review:

No other quick reference comes close in covering the diagnosis and treatment of hundreds of diseases in dogs and cats. Etienne Cote's Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats, 2nd Edition is like six books in one -- with concise topics within sections on diseases and disorders, procedures and techniques, differential diagnosis, laboratory tests, clinical algorithms, and a drug formulary. Revised from cover to cover, this edition includes dozens of new topics. It also includes free access to a fully searchable companion website featuring an electronic version of the text, all of the book's images, a searchable drug formulary, and 150 Client Education Sheets in both English and Spanish. Section I: Diseases and Disorders provides at-a-glance coverage of nearly 800 common medical problems, arranged alphabetically for immediate access. Entries include a definition, synonyms, epidemiology, clinical presentation, etiology and pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, workup, treatment, prognosis and outcome, plus pearls and considerations. Concise descriptions simplify diagnosis and treatment. Section II: Procedures and Techniques offers illustrated, step-by-step instructions for understanding and performing 111 important clinical procedures. Section III: Differential Diagnosis displays nearly every possible cause for 260 different clinical disorders. Section IV: Laboratory Tests summarizes essential information needed for interpreting more than 150 lab tests. Section V: Clinical Algorithms provides decision trees for the diagnostic and therapeutic decision-making processes involved in managing 91 of the most common clinical conditions/disorders. Section VI: Drug Formulary is a compilation of dosages and other relevant information for more than 300 new and current medications. 410 illustrations and photographs depict disease processes and related concepts. A companion website includes the complete text of the book in a fully searchable format, allowing quick access to information, and all of the book's images. It also includes 150 Client Education Sheets, each available in both English and Spanish. Clinical guidance added to diseases and disorders chapters helps you select appropriate tests and treatments for each case. 50 new client "how-to" handouts are added for a total of 150 client education sheets, helping to improve outcomes by informing clients. Technician Tips are inserted throughout nearly 800 diseases and disorders, providing specialized information for veterinary technicians. Enhanced electronic image collection on the companion website includes color images and additional figures not found in the text.

The Medical Library Association Encyclopedic Guide to Searching and Finding Health Information on the Web

The Medical Library Association Encyclopedic Guide to Searching and Finding Health Information on the Web
Author: P. F. Anderson,Nancy J. Allee
Publsiher: Neal Schuman Pub
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015060066340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Medical Library Association Encyclopedic Guide to Searching and Finding Health Information on the Web Book Review:

Searching for health information may be the most important type of search a librarian performs in a day. Instead of starting a health care search with a blank computer screen or simply accessing ordinary information available most anywhere on the Web, you can begin with help from the prestigious Medical Library Association. Each entry will show you how an experienced health sciences librarian would approach the question. You can begin a truly valuable search knowing: Special searching issues What to ask Where to start Supplementary search strategies Topic profile Recommended search terms and important sites Hotline phone numbers FAQs Publications on the Internet Professional Organizations Patient Support organizations and discussion groups Best "One-Stop-Shops Finally, there's one read-reference source, written by librarians to help their colleagues, that contains every important aspect of the question you or your patron want to answer. It's time-saving, it's authoritative, it sets a new standard for comprehensive medical information reference. Let a fellow librarian be your guide through the sometimes dizzying amount of information available. Find hundreds of specific entries grouped in three easy-to-use volumes.

Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures

Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures
Author: Jane Vincent Corbett
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 805
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822034431528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures Book Review:

Written by a highly respected author in the lab and diagnostic test field, this reference explains in detail the clinical significance of tests and diagnostic procedures. Its comprehensive coverage is augmented by a strong emphasis on nursing care as applied to lab and diagnostic tests, and on the relationship between nursing diagnoses and nursing care. Both scholarly and practical, it is ideal for use in both classroom and clinical settings. Each chapter is organized as an independent study unit—complete with objectives, an organizing theme with background information (called an expository organizer), and test questions.

Toxicology Testing An Issue of Clinics in Laboratory Medicine E Book

Toxicology Testing  An Issue of Clinics in Laboratory Medicine   E Book
Author: Michael G. Bissell
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-09-24
ISBN 10: 1455747874
ISBN 13: 9781455747870
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toxicology Testing An Issue of Clinics in Laboratory Medicine E Book Book Review:

This issue of Clinics in Laboratory Medicine, titled Toxicology Testing, includes the following topics; Progress in Clinical Toxicology Testing, The Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic, Substance Abuse Among Healthcare Professionals, Pain Management Drug Testing, Ethanol Biomarkers, Newly-emerging Drugs of Abuse, Synthetic Cannabinoids, Synthetic Cathenones, Immunoassay Methodology in Drugs-of-abuse Testing, Toxicology Testing in Alternative Specimen Matrices, Principles and Procedures in Postmortem Toxicology, and Pharmacogenetics and the Future of Toxicology Testing. Advances in toxicology testing are paving the way for major improvements in the way scientists evaluate health risks posed by toxic chemicals. Toxicity tests help scientists better understand how the human body carries out normal functions that are key to maintaining health. Therefore, this topic is important to the field of Laboratory Medicine.

Pfenninger and Fowler s Procedures for Primary Care E Book

Pfenninger and Fowler s Procedures for Primary Care E Book
Author: John L. Pfenninger,Grant C. Fowler
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 1776
Release: 2010-09-23
ISBN 10: 1455700924
ISBN 13: 9781455700929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pfenninger and Fowler s Procedures for Primary Care E Book Book Review:

Pfenninger and Fowler’s Procedures for Primary Care, 3rd Edition is a comprehensive, "how-to" resource offering step-by-step strategies for nearly every medical procedure that can be performed in an office, hospital, or emergency care facility by primary care clinicians. . Designed for everyday practice, the outline format allows speedy reference while the detailed text and clear illustrations guide you through each procedure. The new edition of this best-selling book features full-color illustrations and easy access to the complete contents and illustrations, patient forms, and more online at www.expertconsult.com. Understand how to proceed, step by step, thanks to detailed text and illustrations. Locate critical information at a glance with numerous boxes and tables. Use the book for years with minimal wear and tear thanks to its sturdy cover. Patient education handouts to educate, save time, and reduce liability Coding guidelines included This best selling text now includes full color photos and new sections on Aesthetic and Hospitalist Procedures in addition to an update of all the previous procedures discussed in prior editions! Access the complete contents and illustrations online, download patient education handouts and consent forms, view lists of device manufacturers, and more at www.expertconsult.com. Offer your patients a variety of cosmetic procedures using lasers and pulsed-light devices (including individual chapters on procedures for hair removal, photorejuvenation, , skin tightening and skin resurfacing, and tattoo removal), botulinum toxin, as well as new coverage of cosmeceutical skin care, tissue fillers, and photodynamic therapy. Master new procedures such as maggot treatment for chronic ulcers, endovenous vein closure, stress echo, insertion of the contraceptive capsule (Implanon) and tubal implant (Essure), musculoskeletal ultrasound, no-needle/no-scalpel vasectomy, procedures to treat acute headaches, and more. Don’t worry! All the more basic office procedures are still included...with improved and updated discussions! Pfenninger and Fowler provide the latest and most comprehensive information on medical procedures that allow primary care physicians to more effectively treat their patients.

Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine Volume 6 E Book

Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine  Volume 6   E Book
Author: John R. August
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 920
Release: 2009-11-03
ISBN 10: 1437701884
ISBN 13: 9781437701883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine Volume 6 E Book Book Review:

Completely revised and updated with 80 all-new chapters covering the most important information on current diagnostic, treatment, and preventive challenges facing feline practitioners today, Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine is an invaluable addition to every small animal clinician’s library. Full-color illustrations and expert contributions help you master and apply the latest advances in feline nutrition, emerging diseases, pet overpopulation, advanced imaging, and more with a comprehensive, clinically relevant approach. More than 100 worldwide leaders in small animal practice provide expert insight across the full spectrum of feline internal medicine. Extensive references make it easy to find additional information about specific topics most important to your practice. Current, evidence-based coverage reflects the latest findings and reports on pressing topics such as: Upper Respiratory Tract Aspergillosis Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency Diagnostic Imaging of the Ear Cardiac Blood Tests Urological Interventional Techniques A new section on feline nutrition highlights the impact of nutritional considerations on feline health. A dynamic full-color design, incorporating hundreds of NEW illustrations and tables, clarifies concepts and helps you interpret clinical data.

Canine Internal Medicine Secrets E Book

Canine Internal Medicine Secrets E Book
Author: Stan Rubin,Anthony Carr
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2006-12-04
ISBN 10: 1437711472
ISBN 13: 9781437711479
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canine Internal Medicine Secrets E Book Book Review:

Part of the popular Secrets Series®, this new text provides essential, practical information for reviewing canine internal medicine topics commonly encountered in clinical situations. Organized by disorder type, it features numerous photos, a popular question-and-answer format, and a detailed index that makes it easy to find information quickly. In 10 concise chapters, expert contributors pose key questions and provide authoritative answers addressing the situations that confront small animal veterinarians every day. Authoritative coverage is provided by a team of nationally recognized canine internal medicine experts. All of the most important "need to know" questions and answers are offered in the concise, proven format of the acclaimed Secrets Series. More than 65 superior-quality illustrations highlight key concepts. A thorough, highly detailed index provides quick and easy access to specific topics.

Infectious Diseases Handbook

Infectious Diseases Handbook
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015057815626
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Equine Internal Medicine E Book

Equine Internal Medicine   E Book
Author: Stephen M. Reed,Warwick M. Bayly,Debra C. Sellon
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 1488
Release: 2009-12-10
ISBN 10: 1437708854
ISBN 13: 9781437708851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Equine Internal Medicine E Book Book Review:

Develop an essential understanding of the principles of equine disease with this one-of-a-kind, problem-based resource! Extensively revised and updated with contributions from an international team of experts, Equine Internal Medicine, 3rd Edition reflects the latest clinical research in equine medicine and focuses on the basic pathophysiologic mechanisms that underlie the development of various equine diseases to help you confidently diagnose, treat, and manage patient conditions. Problem-based approach outlines how to apply the latest clinical evidence directly to the conditions you’ll encounter in practice. Pathophysiology is emphasized throughout, providing a sound basis for discussions of the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis that follow. Body systems chapters begin with a thorough discussion of the diagnostic method appropriate to the system, including physical examination, clinical pathology, radiography, endoscopy, and ultrasonography. Flow charts, diagrams, and algorithms clarify complex material. Extensive content updates help you improve patient care with up-to-date research and clinical evidence across the full spectrum of equine practice, including: New sections on biofilm ahesins, resistance to phagocytosis, and host substrate utilization New information on changes in body weight Recent findings on fibrocoxib and diclofenac Expanded and reorganized coverage of critical care New material on inborn errors of metabolism and acquired myopathies Detailed treatment information on various disorders of the reproductive tract A new section on toxicoses causing signs related to liver disease or dysfunction Bound-in companion DVD includes more than 120 high-quality video clips that guide you through procedures related to the cardiovascular and neurologic systems.