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Lab Literacy for Doctors

A Guide to Ordering the Right Tests for Better Patient Care

edited by Christopher Naugler & Ethan Flynn

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list price: $44.95
edition:Paperback
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category: Medical
published: Sep 2014
ISBN:9781550595765
publisher: Brush Education
Description

Choosing wisely for better patient care.

Lab Literacy for Doctors helps you make quick and efficient decisions about the right tests for typical clinical situations, thereby improving patient care.

In a study published by the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (2014-03-01), primary care physicians reported that 15% of the time they are unsure about ordering lab tests and 8% of the time they are unsure about interpreting the results. This raises concerns about the need for more efficient and cost-effective lab test utilization. Lab Literacy for Doctors addresses these concerns in a practical, up-to-date, and easy-to-use format.

Refer to this essential guide for:

  • Diagnostic algorithms.
  • A quick index summarizing the clinical utility of common tests.
  • Advice and information on lab errors, false positives and negatives, and blood and tissue collection.
  • Sections on dermatology, ENT and respiratory system, endocrine system, fatigue, GI and hepatic system, gynecology and pregnancy, routine screening, and more.
About the Authors

Christopher Naugler

Dr. Christopher Naugler is a general pathologist and family physician with wide-ranging research, teaching, and clinical experience. He is a professor and the head of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Calgary, and a clinician-scientist at the Cumming School of Medicine.
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Ethan Flynn

Dr. Ethan Flynn is an anatomic and clinical pathologist with extensive clinical, administrative and teaching experience. He served in the U.S. Navy as program director of the anatomic and clinical pathology residency program at National Naval Medical Center (“the President’s hospital”). He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry (DABCC), fellow of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB), Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Calgary, and is currently the Medical Lead for Clinical Pathology, South Health Campus, Alberta Health Services.
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Editorial Review

Doody Review: 4 Stars, 94/100 This is a great book to have handy when questioned about the most appropriate laboratory testing strategy for diagnosis or management. Your reputation as an expert consultant will dramatically increase. Get it!

— Valerie Ng, PhD, MD, Alameda County Medical Center/Highland Hospital

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