Diagnostic Reasoning: Case Analysis in Primary Care Practice
W.B. Saunders, 2001 - Medical - 384 pages
This new manual offers readers valuable practice in analyzing data and making effective clinical decisions. First, a section on Clinical Data explores the decision-making process, the health history, the physical examination, diagnostic tests, and herbal therapies. Next, abundant case studies cover a variety of disorders in every body system. A final section on Documentation as a Communication Tool explains how to document care successfully.
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Clinical DecisionMaking in Primary
Documenting the Health History
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