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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Heather Huang, MD (University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health)
Description: This pocket reference contains up-to-date guidelines on current screening, prevention, and management for more than 60 common outpatient conditions. The entire book is in either table or algorithm form.
Purpose: The purpose is to summarize current screening, prevention, and management guidelines. It draws from government agencies, medical and scientific organizations, and expert panels. In a rapidly changing world of medicine where various institutions and organizations give differing opinions, this is a highly worthwhile objective.
Audience: The audience includes residents, practicing physicians in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology, and medical and nursing students, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.
Features: The book succinctly summarizes guidelines and expert opinions from a variety of reputable sources. The guidelines are presented in well-organized and easy-to-reference tables and algorithms. Topics range from disease screening and disease prevention to disease management. As a pocket-sized book, it is very easy to use as a reference.
Assessment: Simply put, this is an invaluable resource for any healthcare provider working in a primary care field. In the rapidly changing world of medicine where various institutions and organizations give differing opinions, this is a highly valuable resource as it succinctly summarizes guidelines and expert opinions from various reputable sources and presents them in easy-to-use tables and algorithms.