Medicine is still largely taught as an apprenticeship. Not until recently have medical students and physicians been taught to critically examine the evidence base behind medical management decisions.
This book is perfect for students, not only because it will help them care for patients during their medicine subinternship rotation, but also because it will provide a valuable resource as they prepare for their end-of-rotation NBME shelf examination.
The standard of care is constantly evolving, and the pace of its progress is increasing. A busy clinician has difficulty keeping up with the literature as it reports on the results of clinical trials and current "expert consensus". Evidence-Based Clinical Reasoning in Medicine dissects many of the most controversial medical issues and landmark clinical trials that have and will continue to influence the practice of medicine.
Thomas Brown, MD, Hospitalist, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Torrington, Connecticut, USA. Sonali J. Shah, MD, PhD Candidate, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut, USA.