Medicine is still largely taught as an apprenticeship. Not until recently have medical students and physicians been taught to critically examine the evidence base behind many of our medical decisions, a rather astonishing fact when one stops to think about it.
While clinicians recognize that medicine is often practiced in an evidence-based void and with a touch of paternalism, the demands on a busy clinician to see patients often prevents them from taking the time to search the primary literature. This book addresses the most recent evidence behind diagnostic and management decisions of the most common inpatient diagnoses would therefore be valuable to medical students, residents, and hospitalists.
The book is perfect for students to help care for patients during their medicine subinternship rotation but may prove invaluable in preparation for their end-of-rotation NBME shelf examination.
This book it is case based, evidence based, clinically relevant, and extensively referenced.Edited by a clinically active hospitalist, which will help ensure the material remains clinically relevant and does not lean towards the esoteric.
Each chapter will also include Bottom Line and Take Home Point sections that will help the student process the points of primary importance discussed in the chapter.