Hospital Medicine: Just The Facts: Just The Facts

Hospital Medicine: Just The Facts: Just The Facts

by Sylvia McKean, Adrienne Bennett, Lakshmi Halasyamani
     
 

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Expertly manage the top diseases and conditions in hospital medicine!

This concise yet comprehensive review is the perfect tool to prepare for certification, re-certification, CME-or for use a clinical refresher. Featuring expert insights, its highly efficient format conveniently condenses and simplifies only the most important content for maximum

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Expertly manage the top diseases and conditions in hospital medicine!

This concise yet comprehensive review is the perfect tool to prepare for certification, re-certification, CME-or for use a clinical refresher. Featuring expert insights, its highly efficient format conveniently condenses and simplifies only the most important content for maximum yield and minimum time.

FEATURES:

  • Ideal for both specialists and generalists who manage subspecialty care in the increasingly complex hospital environment
  • Complete, A-to-Z overview of all diseases and disorders commonly seen by hospitalists
  • Expert, up-to-date coverage of unique, need-to-know concepts in hospital medicine-including key clinical, organizational, and administrative issues
  • Practical coverage of the top 50 diagnosis related groups (DRGs) in US hospitals
  • An incisive look at patient safety that helps you ensure optimal care
  • Logically organized, easy-to-follow chapters help focus your study and provide rapid access to specific subjects [McGraw-Hill Medical logo] www.mcgraw-hillmedical.com

Editorial Reviews

Reviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP(Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: Although the title of this book suggests it conveys "just the facts" of hospital medicine, it appears to be as much attuned to administering a hospitalist group practice as providing inpatient-level medical care. Numerous articles cover various topics with tables and figures along with corresponding descriptions.
Purpose: The foreword gives a brief description of the state of the hospitalist movement in American medicine and somewhat of a justification for this book. The list of contributors is quite extensive.
Audience: This is a book for someone fairly well versed in inpatient medicine who is considering becoming a hospitalist. It emphasizes the interaction in the multidisciplinary nature of inpatient care, and the great number of contributors helps to bring all specialties into the discussion.
Features: I was surprised by the number of pages (specifically the first 100 and last 20) dedicated to the nonclinical aspects of being a hospitalist. Many of the topics in the administrative sections relate to such aspects as the quality movement in medicine, leadership, and management techniques and styles. This is followed by the core competencies for those practicing as hospitalists. Many of these topics are redundant, e.g. chest pain, suspected angina, and acute coronary syndromes cover similar ground. Subsequent editions could be improved by editing to avoid such overlap.
Assessment: Perhaps future editions will hone the material and define whether the book will be clinically or administratively oriented.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071641104
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
05/18/2008
Series:
Just The Facts
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
File size:
47 MB
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Meet the Author

Sylvia McKean, MD, Director, Hospitalist Service, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Lakshmi Halasyamani, MD, Associate Chair, Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ypsilanti, Michigan

Adrienne L. Bennett, MD, PhD, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine and Public Health, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

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