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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Sally Ling, M.D.;FACP(University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine)
Description: As with the previous edition of this manual, the editors have condensed the clinical portions of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine for this book so the reader can quickly access essential diagnostic and treatment information for clinical care. This updates the 2002 edition.
Purpose: The manual concisely provides facts in summary form, tables, and algorithms that allow the reader to rapidly review information to assist in diagnosis and decision making at the point of care.
Audience: It is targeted at clinicians practicing internal medicine in any setting. The editors and contributors are authorities in the field of medicine.
Features: The manual covers conditions likely to be encountered in an internal medicine practice. A new chapter on care of the hospitalized patient is included. This edition is again available in PDA format, which includes all tables and diagrams.
Assessment: This updated edition concisely provides significant detail on topics which are cross-referenced to the main textbook. It is very user friendly and will without doubt benefit the patient by facilitating better and more effective care.