Clinical Care Conundrums: Challenging Diagnoses in Hospital Medicine

Clinical Care Conundrums: Challenging Diagnoses in Hospital Medicine

ISBN: 9780470905654
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 2013-03-11
Number of pages: 208
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Introducing the first evidence-based casebook for hospital clinicians

This book introduces illustrated, evidence-based clinical cases drawn from real-world hospital practice. Geared to the needs of hospital clinicians, Clinical Care Conundrums: Challenging Diagnoses in Hospital Medicine focuses on sharpening clinical reasoning and diagnostic skills, giving readers the tools to recognize and diagnose a wide array of diseases, while promoting diagnostic safety in hospital medicine.

Written by leading experts on the topics under discussion, this volume offers a hand-picked collection of case studies from the widely popular Clinical Care Conundrum (CCC) series found in the Journal of Hospital Medicine. Each chapter presents a case to an expert clinician, who explains his or her approach to diagnosing challenging medical dilemmas. Each chapter concludes with a concise review of recent literature and, if applicable, with discussions of cognitive errors that may impact clinical diagnosis and patient care. Readers will find:

An appealing presentation style that combines high-quality images and text Coverage of both common conditions and uncommon but important diseases encountered in the hospital setting A look at the state of the art of clinical reasoning, an area of critical interest to clinicians Practical "pearls" for each case study that readers can apply in their own practice

Clinical Care Conundrums is an indispensable reference for hospitalists, hospital-based physicians and midlevel providers, physicians-in-training, and the many other medical practitioners who come up against difficult cases on a daily basis.

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