A practical guide on the most efficient management of surgical patients. Considers quality of care, cost, and time. Numerous algorithms highlight key decision points. Includes testing and the proper sequence of tests, general problems, proper uses of consultation, specific sets of signs and symptoms, and detailed operative procedures.
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Book Description W B Saunders Co, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1987. HARDBOUND. Book Condition: Fine. CHARTS & DIAGRAMS (illustrator). First. This book prepares the clinician in how best to make complex decisions on cost-effectiveness in surgical procedures. Contents include measurement of cost-effectiveness; routine laboratory tests; cost-effective use of the intensive care unit; costs and benefits of nutritional support; cost implications of consultation; preoperative cardiac assessment; cost implications of preoperative and postoperative respiratory management; fine needle aspiration cytology; cost savings in the operating room; complications: spoiling the bottom line; hidden costs for the rural patient referred to an urban center; detecting metastases; cost effective diagnosis of jaundice; cost effective management of upper gastrointestinal bleeding; cost effective management of neonatal upper gastrointestinal obstruction; lower gastrointestinal tract bleeding; cost effective diagnosis and management of esophageal disease symptoms: heartburn and dysphagia; the thyroid nodule; leg claudication; revascularization for threatened limb loss; asymptomatic carotid bruit; treating and preventing anterior circulation stroke caused by atherosclerosis; cost effective management of a solitary pulmonary nodule; breast cancer; cost effective management of colon cancer; lung cancer; cost effective management of pancreatic and bile duct cancer; ovarian cancer; esophageal cancer; cost effective treatment of esophageal varices; peptic ulcer; diverticular disease of the colon; inguinal hernia; abdominal aortic aneurysms; major burns: economic implications; coronary artery bypass surgery; operation for cataract; cesarean section; cholecystectomy; cost effective management of appendicitis; cost implications of transurethral resection of the prostate; total hip arthroplasty; early open reduction and internal fixation of major pelvic fractures; and common themes in cost effective clinical care. With appendices of hospital charges assigned to common procedures and tests; and summary by chapters of principles of cost effectiveness. An excellent resource for surgeons, clinicians, other physicians and hospital administrators. 314 pages. Size: 7 1/2'' - 10 1/2'' Tall. MEDICAL. Bookseller Inventory # MLBE1549
Book Description Saunders, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0721621023