This textbook provides 46 case studies representing problems frequently encountered in primary care. They are authored by family physicians and are typical of patients seen in their practices. Each case includes a table listing the Key Points presented. An evidence-based grade is given to each reference.
- Provides evidence-based grade given to every reference with the strength of evidence shown by a grade of either A, B, or C.
- A table listing the Key Points or Pearls is included with each case study.
- Case studies focus on the differential diagnosis of a presenting symptom that can be the sign of a simple common problem or a complex and potentially life-threatening disease.
- The Relevance of Medical History to Medical Education is a unique look at the importance of medical history to the education of health professionals.