EDITOR’S NOTE: Fourth in an occasional series of reviews of the Hospital Medicine: Current Concepts series by members of Team Hospitalist.
Hospital Images: A Clinical Atlas is a collection of 76 clinical cases discussing actual patient scenarios with accompanying clinical case questions, images, and evidence-based discussions. Cases are presented in the same manner a practicing hospitalist would encounter them during daily rounds—that is to say, randomly. Chosen cases vary widely, from aspiration pneumonitis to necrotizing fasciitis, and are also representative of a day in the life of most hospitalists. The clinical images are of excellent quality and accurately represent the conditions discussed. The case discussions are logical, clinically relevant, and evidence-based.
In this reviewer’s opinion, Hospital Images: A Clinical Atlas is required reading for all practicing hospitalists. The full-color images are high resolution and presented as patients would be viewed from the bedside. The cases are diverse and absolutely pertinent to the practice of hospital medicine. I am confident even the most experienced reader will learn something that will quite probably improve his or her diagnostic capability.
Dr. Lindsey is a hospitalist and chief of staff at Victory Medical Center in McKinney, Texas. She has been a member of Team Hospitalist since 2013.