Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, 2nd Edition

M.D. Sylvia C. McKean; MD John J. Ross; Daniel D. Dressler; M.D. Danielle B. Scheurer

The leading textbook of hospital medicine completely updated to reflect today s challenges

Since its publication in 2012, Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, Second Editionhas become the field s premier resource. Comprehensive, authoritative, and practical, this landmark text provides a solid grounding in clinical, organizational, and administrative areas central to the practice of hospital medicine.

The Second Edition has been completely updated to reflect the evolving practice responsibilities of hospitalists. Examples include value-based medicine, expanded surgical content, bedside clinical reasoning, and a new segment devoted to rehabilitation and skilled nursing care. This edition also features a more accessible and streamlined full-color design enriched by more than 600 illustrations. Each clinical chapter opens with boxed Key Clinical Questions that are addressed in the text and summarized in hundreds of tables. Case studies demonstrate how to apply this information specifically to the management of hospitalized patients.

Representing the expertise of more than two hundred renowned contributors, Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, Second Edition is logically divided into six sections:

The Specialty of Hospital Medicine and Systems of Care
Medical Consultation
Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Care
The Approach to the Patient at the Bedside
Diagnostic Testing and Procedures
Clinical Conditions in the Inpatient Setting

Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, Second Edition is essential reading for clinicians who strive to optimize inpatient care and sharpen their leadership skills.


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