Admission & Discharge Decisions in Emergency Medicine
By Leonard R. Frank, MD and Kathleen A. Jobe, MD, FACEP
500 pp., 50 ills., Copyright 2002This book examines and discusses the decision of whether or not to admit specific patients to the hospital for over 85 diagnoses commonly seen in the emergency department. Each chapter covers the background, evidence, and treatment and admission recommendations, based on current literature and clinical consensus. Tables and bulleted lists clearly describe the protocol for each presentation. Comprehensive references are included to aid the reader in the decision-making process.