THE 5-MINUTE CLINICAL CONSULT 2008Evidence-Based Health Care is the integration of the best medical information with the values of the patient and your skill as a clinician. Less harm comes to our patients if we respect the medical literature; we have improved our content and visibility of the best evidence, so you can focus on how to apply it.
The Health Maintenance recommendations included here have been updated through the end of 2006. This content is based on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, and has been organized by age into one-page recommendations. This summary will allow you to find the most current recommendations to improve health and prevent disease for each population of patients. Again, your feedback resulted in the inclusion of the Centers for Disease Control's immunization tables for quick reference.Why a Desktop and Online version of this content? To respond to your needs for more content and access to your resources at the office, in the hospital, and at home. These new features include easy maneuverability between chapters and sections, extra content not in the book (including a large section on pediatric conditions), and, later this year, introduction of our unique Continuing Medical Education (CME) program. Additionally, you will be able to download updates to this content at no additional cost.