Jon Allen, MD; Joshua Wynne, MD, MBA, MPH
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Allen J, Wynne J. The Rational Clinical Examination: Evidence-Based Clinical Diagnosis. Ann Intern Med. 2009;150:659. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-150-9-200904210-00028
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2009;150(9):659.
Simel DL, Rennie D, Keitz S, eds. 744 pages. New York: McGraw-Hill Companies; 2009. $59.95. ISBN 9780071590303. Order at http://www.mhprofessional.com.
Field of medicine: Primary care and physical diagnosis.
Audience: Clinical faculty who teach physical diagnosis, primary care physicians, medical students, and residents.
Purpose: To provide careful, systematic methods to assess the accuracy of items from the patient's medical history and clinical examination.
Content: This book is a concise, evidence-based review of useful and clinically relevant evidence regarding multiple common clinical conditions, collated from previous JAMA articles. The text clarifies how to use specific aspects of patient history and physical examination to evaluate a condition and reach a diagnosis.
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