Evidence-Based Medicine for PDAs: A Guide for Practice

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2009 - Computers - 193 pages
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Evidence-Based Medicine for PDAs: A Guide for Practice is the first text to give medical practitioners and students the practical basics of PDAs and evidence-based medicine applications necessary for excellent, cost effective patient care. Offered in a clear and applicable format, this book covers information on the latest treatments, necessary equipment, basic software, reducing medical errors, and medical coding. Health care providers can review diagnoses, read about the latest therapy, check for harmful drug interactions, and obtain preventative information, even between patient examinations. Organized by an instructional case-based approach with an accompanying demonstration CD-ROM, this guide provides an interactive visual and auditory experience to accomodate all types of learners. A great resource to help medical educators, students and practicing clinicians integrate EBM into their daily patient care in a practical way.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 What Is EvidenceBased Medical Practice?
1
The Basics to Begin
17
Chapter 3 Differential Diagnosis and Physical Examination Tools for PDAs
29
Chapter 4 Integrated EBM Programs
43
Chapter 5 The InternetEBMPDA Web Sites
67
Chapter 6 PDA Textbook Medical References
91
Chapter 7 Teaching and Learning PDAEBM Skills
139
Appendix A EBM and PDA Resources
153
Appendix B Print Resources for PDAs
165
Index
173
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Allan Platt, PA-C, is the program coordinator at the Georgia Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center. Susan Platt, M.D., is board-certified in internal medicine. Cathy Hedrich, RPT, is a registered physical therapist with 20 years of experience. They all live in Atlanta, Georgia.

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