Clinical psychological tests in psychiatric and medical practice,

December 31, 2008 | Comments Off on Clinical psychological tests in psychiatric and medical practice,


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Scope and Standards of Medical-Surgical Nursing Practice (Scope/ Standards/ Statements/ (Various) Nursing)

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NLN RN Reviews & Rationales Medical-Surgical Nursing Online Test Access Code Card (Nln Practice Tests)

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Medical Disorders in Obstetric Practice

December 29, 2008 | Comments Off on Medical Disorders in Obstetric Practice

Obstetricians must have a firm grounding in the diagnosis and management of diseases affecting pregnant women as in some cases these may threaten the life of mother or baby or both.

This book still remains the standard reference work on medical disorders in obstetric practice in the UK and UK-influenced areas such as the former Commonwealth. Exhaustive in its coverage, it provides clear practical advice on the major medical disorders the obstetrician is likely to encounter. Each chapter reviews the pathophysiology of a complaint then applies the physiological and pathophysiological changes to the problem of diagnosis and management of the disorder as well as giving clear guidance on the welfare of the unborn One of the major strengths of the book is that each chapter teaches the principles of care and gives an appreciation of the natural history of the disease rather than just the facts. Although a scholarly and rigourous account it manages to point out the clinically relevant information that the practising obstetrician will actually need.

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Valuation of a Medical Practice

December 28, 2008 | Comments Off on Valuation of a Medical Practice

What is a medical practice worth? The answer depends, in part, on whom you ask. Purchasers would say value is based on what they plan to bring to the table; sellers assume it’s simply a matter of formula applied uniformly across the board. In actuality, both are correct–to a degree. While there are basic guidelines used to ascertain values, valuation must be determined on a case-by-case basis, as each has a unique set of circumstances that ultimately affects final outcome. Covering the specific issues that impact valuation, Valuation of a Medical Practice takes you through the entire process, highlighting pitfalls and mistakes that are commonly made and that should be avoided. Written by Reed Tinsley, Rhonda Sides, and Gregory D. Anderson, leading experts in the field, this comprehensive resource clears up the ambiguous question of what exactly constitutes the value of a medical practice. As the authors stress, there are two main points to keep in mind:
* The strength of the practice’s income stream and what it produces for the owner(s) is what creates true value.
* The key to a successful valuation is deciding whether or not the practice’s future income stream will mirror its present income stream.

Along with case examples, sample valuation letters, and checklists for gathering data, as well as an exhaustive appendix and glossary of terms, Valuation of a Medical Practice has complete details on:
* Regulatory issues–Medicare fraud and abuse, private benefit/private inurement, the Stark Law.
* Special issues–gross revenues, referral patterns, payer mix, practice efficiencies and transition, productivity.
* Getting started–engagement preplanning and planning, requesting pertinent data.
* On-site inspection and owner interview–fixed assets, personnel, accounting system, supply inventory, marketing, physician and management issues.
* Completing the process–reporting, reviews, reconciling valuation methods, applying premiums and discounts, obtaining client representations.

Straightforward, accessible, and exhaustive, this is an important resource for anyone involved in the valuation of a medical practice. When it comes to valuing a medical practice, the parties involved often disagree on how it should be best assessed. Written by leading authorities in the field, this comprehensive resource clears up any confusion by examining and explaining the key issues involved in the valuation process, as well as common pitfalls and mistakes that should be avoided. Packed with sample valuation engagement letters, checklists for gathering data, and helpful case studies, Valuation of a Medical Practice covers all the essential bases, from regulatory issues and operating costs to capitalization and fixed assets–in short, everything needed for an accurate valuation.

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Medical Pluralism in the Andes (Theory and Practice in Medicalanthropology)

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Medical Pluralism in the Andes is the first major collection of anthropological approaches to health in the Andes for over twenty years. Capturing the intricacies of health practice within the context of Andean social history, cultural tradition, community and folklore, this is a remarkable and intimate chronicle of Andean culture and everyday life, which will appeal across a wide range of readers, from professional anthropologists to those interested in alternative medicines.

Customer Review: The Andes

I purchased this book after an extended stay in the Andes mountains. While in the Andes, I personally had no less than 17 sighting of the famed “bigfoot.” I was highly disappointed with my purchase of this book because there was no mention of “bigfoot” nor did it mention highly regarded goat sucker; however, I did find Thomas LeatherMan’s medical experiments with monkey brains extremely amusing.

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Peterson’s Vital Signs: Working Doctors Tell the Real Story Behind Medical School & Practice

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Underground Mcat Answers to The Aamc Mcat Practice Test 1,2,3 and Practice Items: Preparation For The Medical College Admission Text

December 25, 2008 | Comments Off on Underground Mcat Answers to The Aamc Mcat Practice Test 1,2,3 and Practice Items: Preparation For The Medical College Admission Text

Univ. of California, San Francisco. Compilation of the original explanations for the 1,345 official MCAT practice questions. Questions sold separately. Softcover.

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Medicine and Humanistic Understanding: The Significance of Narrative in Medical Practices (Mariner10)

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More and more these days, medical schools require that students become educated in the art as well as the science of medicine and are developing medical humanities curricula for this purpose. The authors have created this interactive DVD-ROM to provide the core materials and narrative structure for the growing number of interdisciplinary courses in this area.

Medicine and Humanistic Understanding examines the doctor-patient relationship, the experience of patients, the changing nature of illness in the twenty-first century, the ethics and practice of everyday medicine, and the goals of medical pedagogy. Featuring interviews with prominent physicians, caregivers, writers, researchers, and philosophers, including Oliver Sacks, John Stone, Rita Charon, Abraham Verghese, and others. This full-featured DVD-ROM makes extensive use of interactive multimedia technologies to present the many ways the practice and understanding of medicine can be enhanced and strengthened by supplementing scientific analysis with narrative comprehension.

The DVD features extended doctor-patient interview simulations and short video demonstrations of emotional reactions of patients. As well, there are numerous dramatizations of literary works by professional actors; the last chapter focuses on Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilych in relation to the topics examined in Medicine and Humanistic Understanding and includes extended dramatizations of sections of this novella. The complete text of the novella is included.

Medicine and Humanistic Understanding examines these topics and others in the context of the great success of biomedicine in the last century and its impersonal, mechanical, and material conceptions of disease and the human body. The assumptions and successes of biomedicine cannot and should not be rejected. But these very successes have helped create a need for enlarging the scope of medical education along lines that Medicine and Humanistic Understanding explores.

The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of twelve (12) category 1 credits towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

The American Medical Association has determined that physicians not licensed in the US who participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA category 1 credit.


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The anatomical basis of medical practice

December 22, 2008 | Comments Off on The anatomical basis of medical practice

Customer Review: The chapter on surface anatomy has never been equalled

This is the book I used to study my anatomy in 1972-73. I have looked for it since coming to live in the U.K. and have unfortunately been unsuccessful.

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