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Description - Learning Clinical Reasoning by Jerome P. Kassirer

Learning Clinical Reasoning uses a case-based approach to teach students the basics of clinical reasoning. The first section explains the chief components of the clinical reasoning process, such as generating and refining diagnostic hypotheses, using and interpreting diagnostic tests, assembling a working diagnosis, therapeutic decision-making, and examining and applying evidence, and also includes a discussion of cognitive errors. The second section contains 69 cases in which clinicians think out loud about diagnostic and therapeutic dilemmas, and the authors critique these clinicians' reasoning. This edition has thirty new cases from the New England Journal of Medicine and other sources and expanded discussions of evidence-based medicine, clinical practice guidelines, and cognitive errors.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780781795159
ISBN-10: 078179515X
Format: Paperback / softback
(254mm x 178mm x mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Publish Date: 19-Sep-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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