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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Deborah Lewis, EdD, RN (Slippery Rock University )
Description: This is a compendium of medical tests and preventive health screenings aimed at consumers. The editor has compiled current information from highly regarded sources in one convenient, consumer-oriented resource.
Purpose: This is intended as a resource for consumers who are seeking information on current tests and health screenings. The index provides a very nice list of credible health information resources.
Audience: The editor has teamed with a credible authority to create a consumer oriented guide.
Features: The book provides basic information about common health conditions, health screenings, imaging studies, and laboratory tests. The information is collected from government and industry resources and is well indexed. Written at the appropriate reading level, it provides a very useful index for consumers seeking information.
Assessment: Because many of the resources in the index are public domain (.gov), this book provides a very nice list of contact information for free consumer health resources. This would be a valuable contribution to any consumer health or public library.