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  1. Daniel Newman
  1. University of Oxford; Oxford, UK

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    Steinberg D I, Myers J S, Jaipaul C K, editors. Evidence-based medical consultation. Philadelphia: Saunders, 2007.

    This book can be obtained from www.elsevierhealth.com for £35.99.

    Evidence-based medical consultation is a pocket-sized handbook that aims to provide a concise synthesis of the clinical evidence needed to answer questions commonly arising during medical consultations. The resource is primarily targeted at more senior clinicians with responsibility for making decisions about patient care in hospital settings, but it also addresses issues of patient management that are relevant to both junior hospital doctors and general practitioners. The contributors are themselves senior clinicians and medical educators representing a spectrum of medical specialties.

    The book’s 13 chapters deal with common scenarios in a wide range of medical fields, including cardiology, haematology, endocrinology, infectious diseases, psychiatry, and obstetrics, with a particular but not exclusive focus on surgical patients …

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