Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking

Publication Year: 2016

Edition: 12th Ed.

Authors/Editor: Bickley, Lynn S.

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)

ISBN: 978-1-46-989341-9

Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 91

Doody Core Title:

  • Score: 2.67 (Advanced Practice) Doodys Essential Title

Doody Core Title:

  • Score: 2.5 (Fundamentals)

Doody Core Title:

  • Score: 2.67 (General Medicine) Doodys Essential Title

Doody Core Title:

  • Score: 3 (Medical/Surgical) Doodys Essential Title

Doody Core Title:

  • Score: 2.87 (Diagnosis/Assessment) Doodys Essential Title
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Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking provides authoritative, step-by-step guidance on performing the patient interview and physical examination, applying clinical reasoning, shared decision-making, and other core assessment skills—all based on a firm understanding of clinical evidence.

This highly regarded text includes fully illustrated, step-by-step techniques that outline the correct performance of the physical examination and an easy-to-follow two-column format featuring examination techniques on the left and abnormalities (clearly indicated in red) with differential diagnoses on the right. Bates’ also includes a unit on special populations, covering special stages in the life cycle—infancy through adolescence, pregnancy, and aging.

  • Clinical pearls , printed in blue, highlight key points throughout the text.
  • Text boxes help readers quickly find important summaries of clinical conditions and tips for challenging examination techniques.
  • Many new and updated photographs and illustrations support the text, and figures are now numbered for easy identification and reference.
  • Rewritten chapter on evaluating clinical evidence clarifies key concepts to ensure student understanding.
  • Revised and expanded chapter on the skin, hair, and nails includes new dermatology photographs and provides the framework for assessing common lesions and abnormalities.
  • Updated behavior and mental status chapter now references DSM-5 .
  • Significantly revised information on obesity and nutrition counseling; cardiovascular risk factor screening and new clinical guidelines; new screening guidelines for breast cancer, colon cancer, Papanicolau smears, and stroke risk factors; updated information on STIs; new geriatric assessment tools; and much more.
  • New life cycle content , including an increased emphasis on cardiovascular health promotion and child development; updated pregnancy topics such as weight gain, substance abuse, and intimate partner violence; and new information on the older adult, including frailty, immunizations, cancer screening, cognitive decline and dementia screening, and a new algorithm for falls prevention.


Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Bickley, Lynn S.
ISBN: 978-1-46-989341-9
Language: English
Edition: 12th Ed.
Pages: 1064
Illustrations: 1391
Year: 2016
Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 91

Doody Core Title:
  • 2.67 (Advanced Practice) Doodys Essential Title
  • 2.5 (Fundamentals)
  • 2.67 (General Medicine) Doodys Essential Title
  • 3 (Medical/Surgical) Doodys Essential Title
  • 2.87 (Diagnosis/Assessment) Doodys Essential Title

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