The definitive evidence-based introduction to patient history-taking
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.
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Highlighting the medical history as the core art of patient care, this book provides the tools to achieve clinical excellence
• Explores the techniques of patient-centered and doctor-centered interviewing
• Presents the differential diagnosis, interview framework, alarm symptoms, focused questions with likelihood ratios, prognosis, and clinical pearls for each symptom
• Integrates historical data with the epidemiology, prevalence, and prognosis of the most common conditions
A comprehensive and inspiring introduction to the timeless art of history-taking, The Patient History presents the fundamental principles that guide this process and enable health care professionals to establish the differential diagnosis for a given symptom.
• Offers a patient-centered approach to the medical history by emphasizing symptoms rather than diseases
• Applies principles of evidence-based medicine to the clinical history
• Illustrates the history-taking process through the discussion of 60 common clinical symptoms, such as dizziness, weight loss, dyspnea, chest pain, nausea and vomiting, low back pain, memory loss, and anxiety
• Includes diagnostic approach algorithms to summarize important concepts
• Focuses on actual questions for use in daily practice
• Provides tips for effective interviewing
[Logo] McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing Division [Logo: LANGE Publishing for Medical Students Since 1938]About the Author:
Mark C. Henderson MD
Associate Dean for Admissions
Professor of Medicine
University of California-Davis School of Medicine
Gerald Smetana MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Lawrence Tierney, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine
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