Primary care physicians and other healthcare providers, residents, and students often face the challenge of diagnosing conditions for patients on the basis of undifferentiated presenting complaints or concerns. Pressures from payers of medical care to increase clinical efficiency while maintaining high-quality care has made the effective use of time in the clinic very important to primary care practitioners.
Taylor's 10-Minute Diagnosis Manual, 2nd ed., has been specifically designed to support the busy practitioner in the process of diagnosing patient problems in this environment.
The Manual is organized around common presenting symptoms, signs, and laboratory and imaging findings, and each chapter serves as a stand-alone, concise, clear, and easily read information source for the area covered. The Manual works well at the point of care and fits inside the lab coat pocket.
The editors are pleased to include in this new edition the latest information and clinical evidence in addition to changes in clinical practice since the first edition was published. While adding this new content, the editors of the 2nd edition have made every effort to maintain the excellent readability and utility that Dr. Taylor and the authors and editors of the 1st edition were able to achieve.
All the authors and editors of the 2nd edition hope that Taylor's 10-Minute Diagnosis Manual is useful to you while you care for patients.
For the authors and editors,