Equine Medical Disorders: Library of Veterinary Practice (Library Vet Practice)

November 30, 2008 | Comments Off on Equine Medical Disorders: Library of Veterinary Practice (Library Vet Practice)

Written specifically to be of practical help to vets in general practice and also to students. Covering the whole field of equine disease, diagnosis and management in a practical semi-note form, the book gives the basic information that a busy practitioner actually needs, allowing rapid reference and easy understanding, taking the reader concisely through the diagnostic process up to treatment and prognosis. There are chapters on each major system, each starting with a general view of history taking, clinical examination, diagnosis and aetiology of problems of that organ system. Specific diseases are then discussed; most following a standard pattern of clinical signs, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and prevention

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Ethical Choices: Case Studies For Medical Practice

November 30, 2008 | Comments Off on Ethical Choices: Case Studies For Medical Practice

Ethical Choices is a concise guide to clinical action. Each of its case studies on clinical ethics, research ethics, and professionalism issues, all developed by the Ethics and Human Rights Committee of the American College of Physicians, presents an ethical dilemma relevant to daily practice, considers the possible responses of the physician and the motivations behind them, and elucidates the ethical course of action in this difficult situation. Patients and physicians alike will welcome this expanded edition of a now standard work.

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Clinical Decision Making: From Theory to Practice: A Collection of Essays From the Journal of the American Medical Association

November 29, 2008 | Comments Off on Clinical Decision Making: From Theory to Practice: A Collection of Essays From the Journal of the American Medical Association

This collection of essays written by David M. Eddy, one of America’s leading medical scholars, was originally published in The Journal of the American Medical Association. It lays out a unified theory and offers practical recommendations for responding to the changing environment in which medicine is practiced. The essays address such issues as physician uncertainty, guidelines, patient preferences, outcomes, evidence-based medicine, the cost problem, the balance between quality and cost, physician responsibilities, and rationing. This book will be a valuable resource to anyone who is interested in the quality and cost of health care.

Customer Review: A great simplification of a very complex problem.

This is as good if not better than being in a classroom with the author. The information is handled in a very logical and sequential manner. The examples clarify learning. I have purchased several copies for my friends.

Customer Review: a sophisticated conceptualization of the medical task

This compilation of essays previously published in JAMA is a brilliant sophisticated, clinically based intimate account of how modern medical knowledge, epidemiology and logic can be applied to the practice of medicine. It is clear and very readable. It has many insights, some of which are at first counterintuitive. It provides an unsurpassed answers to both the commercial “cost benefit analyses” of market managed care and the idiosyncratic academic/fee for service biases of traditional American medicine. A must read for any physician who wants a sophisticated approach to his/her vocation. Jeoffry B. Gordon, MD, MPH paradocs2@home.com

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Starting a Medical Practice: The Physician’s Handbook for Successful Practice Start-Up

November 27, 2008 | Comments Off on Starting a Medical Practice: The Physician’s Handbook for Successful Practice Start-Up

Guide to the day-to-day business aspects of running a medical practice, for physicians. Discusses essential principles, tools, and approaches to practice management, including financial issues. Softcover.

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All in a Day’s Work: Scenes and Stories from an Adirondack Medical Practice (Q)

November 26, 2008 | Comments Off on All in a Day’s Work: Scenes and Stories from an Adirondack Medical Practice (Q)

Customer Review: Great read

The book All In A Days Work was an awesome read. I like “down home and personal” stuff. Certainly brought the characters into my home. And the scenery!!!! Great photos! Thanks Dr Way

Customer Review: Connecting to the Adirondacks-home

I found this book to be very fascinating. Having grown up in the area and still having family in the area is what drew me to this particular book. I remember my father telling me about some of the people, as well as my mother-in-law who also resides in the area. I also have a daughter in medical school so I will pass this on to her so she can round out her understanding of all areas of medicine and people. The beautiful photographs added to this book. Anyone interested in the Adirondacks or in the medical field would find this book a must have for their collection.

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Managing Medical Office Personnel: A Comprehensive Guide to Personnel Management for the Medical Practice

November 25, 2008 | Comments Off on Managing Medical Office Personnel: A Comprehensive Guide to Personnel Management for the Medical Practice


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Pupils: An Eye-Opening Account of Medical Practice Without Standards

November 24, 2008 | Comments Off on Pupils: An Eye-Opening Account of Medical Practice Without Standards

In a time when standards are being applied to everything from the manufacture of your car to the management of your investment portfolio, it is hard to imagine that your health and well-being are in the hands of men and women who follow no professional, accepted standards.

This book will open your eyes to the risks you take as a patient while your doctors, quite free to act entirely on their individual discretion, administer to your medical and surgical needs. It will open your eyes to how doctors, either through arrogance, carelessness, or indifference, feel they can act with impunity.

Dr. Bernard J. Sussman, a professor of neurosurgery, passionately argues that implementing standards for the medical profession will prevent the dire consequences of reckless and negligent medical practices. Such standards will assure patients the high level of medical care which Sussman insists we all deserve.

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Management of Medical Technology: Theory, Practice and Cases (Management of Medical Technology)

November 23, 2008 | Comments Off on Management of Medical Technology: Theory, Practice and Cases (Management of Medical Technology)

The health care delivery system, its organizations, and its supporting industries are currently undergoing immense changes and at the center of this change is technology. This book is about the management of this technology. The authors refer to this new intellectual space as the Management of Medical Technology (MMT). From the core activities of delivering medical care, to the supporting industries producing technical systems, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, information technology, and finally to the insurers of health care – all of these demonstrate the central role technology plays in delivering health. Management of Medical Technology examines the many aspects of managing medical technology, discusses its key issues, and outlines how it can be managed more effectively.
This is a foundational book in Kluwer’s Series on MMT. It is designed for academics and students in all areas of management related to health care, as a text for related undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as a reference book for health care executives and managers of technology in industry. The book is divided into three complementary parts. Part 1 explores the theory of MMT and in six chapters outlines the new intellectual space of MMT and its theoretical background. Part 2 is dedicated to the practice of MMT. This part has six chapters and describes the two main empirical studies conducted by the authors on MMT; one study examined how hospitals currently manage medical technology and the second study investigated the management of medical information technology. Moreover, related to the practice of MMT, this part also discusses in detail issues of effectiveness of delivery, patient value and patient welfare, and education in MMT. Part 3 is a thorough treatment of MMT cases in a variety of health care organizations, each describing a different phenomenon in the practice of MMT. Eleven cases are included, with discussion questions for use in the classroom.

Customer Review: Regarding Science-Ejected Vitalism, 1998:

Vitalism is a profoundly science-ejected concept, though many CAM or ‘natural health’ cabals falsely claim that vitalism survives scientific scrutiny.

I quote:

“by the end of the 19th century the concept of the prevailing ‘specific vital force’ (‘vitalism’), thought to be essential for living organisms, lost its popularity [p.262…] it was Wohler, and later Kolbe in 1845 who synthesized acetic acid, who helped banish ‘vital force,’ or ‘vitalism,’ from organic chemistry and from science altogether [p.265].”

-r.c.

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Saunders Manual of Medical Practice

November 22, 2008 | Comments Off on Saunders Manual of Medical Practice

The New Edition provides the latest, essential information on the symptoms, diseases, treatments, and procedures most commonly encountered in everyday practice. It features step-by-step clinical guidance for more than 320 common diseases and disorders, as well as explicit guidelines for over 60 office procedures. An organ-system organization, extensive alphabetical index, and cross references within the individual chapters make the information easy to find.

Customer Review: Saunders Manual of Family Practice

I have read selected sections of this book in its 1st and 2nd editions and it is a good reference and study source in outline form, procedures are well described and clear. I also recommend Stobo’s Review of Internal Medicine (authors are from Johns Hopkins) or Lange’s Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment to go with the Saunders text or Cecil’s Essentials of Medicine, texts in traditional manuscript.

Customer Review: From a Hospital Based Coder’s Point of View

I often have to look up a disease process to assign the most accurate and appropriate ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes. This book has become favored over the Merck Manual because it is easier for me to understand in a concise format. I still have and use my Merck Manual, it’s a classic. I go to this book first, then the Merck Manual. I have recommended this book in workshops that I give to other “coders” because of its ease of use to others than physicians.

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Medical Insurance Coding Workbook for Physician Practices 2005 edition

November 21, 2008 | Comments Off on Medical Insurance Coding Workbook for Physician Practices 2005 edition

Medical Insurance Coding Workbook offers numerous exercises for students to practice ICD and CPT coding. This workbook can be used with Valerius’ Medical Insurance or any other medical insurance text.

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