Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine

Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine

by Sylvia McKean, John Ross, Daniel Dressler, Daniel Brotman
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

The definitive guide to the knowledge and skills necessary to practice Hospital Medicine

Presented in full color and enhanced by more than 700 illustrations, this authoritative text provides a background in all the important clinical, organizational, and administrative areas now required for the practice of hospital medicine. The goal of the book is

See more details below

Overview

The definitive guide to the knowledge and skills necessary to practice Hospital Medicine

Presented in full color and enhanced by more than 700 illustrations, this authoritative text provides a background in all the important clinical, organizational, and administrative areas now required for the practice of hospital medicine. The goal of the book is provide trainees, junior and senior clinicians, and other professionals with a comprehensive resource that they can use to improve care processes and performance in the hospitals that serve their communities.

Each chapter opens with boxed Key Clinical Questions that are addressed in the text and hundreds of tables encapsulate important information. Case studies demonstrate how to apply the concepts covered in the text directly to the hospitalized patient.

Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine is divided into six parts:
Systems of Care: Introduces key issues in Hospital Medicine, patient safety, quality improvement, leadership and practice management, professionalism and medical ethics, medical legal issues and risk management, teaching and development.
Medical Consultation and Co-Management: Reviews core tenets of medical consultation, preoperative assessment and management of post-operative medical problems.
Clinical Problem-Solving in Hospital Medicine: Introduces principles of evidence-based medicine, quality of evidence, interpretation of diagnostic tests, systemic reviews and meta-analysis, and knowledge translations to clinical practice.
Approach to the Patient at the Bedside: Details the diagnosis, testing, and initial management of common complaints that may either precipitate admission or arise during hospitalization.
Hospitalist Skills: Covers the interpretation of common “low tech” tests that are routinely accessible on admission, how to optimize the use of radiology services, and the standardization of the execution of procedures routinely performed by some hospitalists.
Clinical Conditions: Reflects the expanding scope of Hospital Medicine by including sections of Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Geriatrics, Neurology, Palliative Care, Pregnancy, Psychiatry and Addiction, and Wartime Medicine.

Read More

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: In outlining the evolution of hospital medicine as a specialty, this book presents a new perspective on medicine, moving away from the updated literature-based physiology and pharmacology that traditional medicine textbooks use and toward a more practical, inpatient-based approach at a time when cost-effectiveness is under constant scrutiny.
Purpose: As a current summary of the practice of hospital-based medicine, this is a seminal book for those engaged in inpatient medicine and those who have an interest in focusing their careers in this area. The book masterfully covers all the essential topics, along with the underlying philosophies, that have brought hospital medicine into being.
Audience: The audience is clearly those who are practicing this level of inpatient care and those who are considering it, such as residency staff, nursing staff, and ancillary care technicians. The book assumes a significant amount of familiarity with medical anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology.
Features: In its thorough discussion of the underlying tenets of hospital medicine, this book is divided into six overarching parts: systems of care; medical consultation and co-management; clinical problem-solving; approach to the patient at the bedside; hospitalist skills; and clinical conditions. Sections in each part cover specific topics and the integration of inpatient medicine with other aspects of outpatient medicine, long-term care, bioterrorism considerations, emergency preparedness, wartime medicine, etc. There is a tremendous number of intuitive tables and figures, making this an ideal book for the visually oriented reader, and the well-balanced amount of text is helpful for those who are more oriented to reading prose to obtain information. Suggested readings end each chapter, but there are not a lot of direct bibliographical references. The photos are well-presented, full-color depictions. The one area that I felt came up short is the one dedicated to procedures, although many other books cover these areas so that it may not be a significant problem. However, it leads to my last comment, which is that depending on static pictures to describe procedures is outdated. The book could be enhanced significantly by making it available as a web-based resource that included videos of the procedures.
Assessment: Overall this is a superb, seminal book for hospitalists, well worth the cost, that covers the very diverse aspects of inpatient medicine and clearly outlines how it differs from other specialties such as outpatient primary care medicine.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071603904
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
12/30/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
2310
Sales rank:
1,222,113
File size:
100 MB
Note:
This product may take a few minutes to download.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >