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New material includes office medical procedures with illustrations, the problem-oriented medical record, use of computer systems in the office, and effect of photocopy machines in offices and hospitals. Recent emergency first-aid techniques, including the Heimlich maneuver, are explained; and a list of commonly used laboratory tests and their diagnostic significance are appended. Sections on Medicare, Medicaid, and CHAMPUS health insurance; medical and operative reports; and radionuclides and X-ray procedures have been expanded. Medical definitions, anatomical terms, and reports are divided into specialties. The section on terminology lists roots, prefixes, suffixes, and plurals. Should be a useful addition to the physician's
The Complete Handbook for Medical Secretaries and Assistants.. Ann Intern Med. ;90:1003. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-90-6-1003_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1979;90(6):1003.
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