Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules

Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules
3rd Ed.
2023 © John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Jesse M. Pines MD, MBA, MSCE; Christopher R. Carpenter MD, MSC, FACEP, FAAEM; Fernanda Bellolio, MD, MSC; Ali S. Raja MD, MBA, MPH, FACEP, FAAEM
ISBN-13: 978-1-119-61681-8
eISBN-13: 978-1-119-61684-9
Emergency Medicine, Evidence Based Medicine


Improve and streamline the diagnostic decision-making process in emergency care

The newly revised third edition of Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules offers an updated review of the evidence and expert discussion of relevant issues in diagnostic testing in the everyday practice of emergency medicine. This book also provides a detailed overview of the science of diagnostic testing and reviews the process behind developing clinical decision rules. The focus is asking and answering practical questions using original research studies while commenting on the best available evidence for relevant clinical topics.

Readers will also find:

  • • Comprehensive explorations of COVID-19, telemedicine, trauma, cardiology, infectious disease, and surgical and abdominal complaints
  • • Practical discussions of urology, neurology, hematology, ophthalmology, pulmonology, rheumatology, and geriatric medicine
  • • Exploration of practice and policy considerations of testing in an era of limited resources

The book is perfect for emergency medicine physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals. Readers of Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Third Edition will also earn a place in the libraries of administrators and managers in healthcare settings seeking to optimize the use of scarce resources while maintaining the highest standards of care.

Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This is an excellent resource for clinicians seeking to provide evidence-based care in emergency medicine. It is a comprehensive and reliable resource that helps reach a balance between overuse and underuse of diagnostic testing. The information is presented in a concise format that can be used during clinical encounters or for more exhaustive reviews of the literature surrounding a clinical question. As evidence-based emergency medicine is a rapidly changing and advancing field, this updated edition is certainly justified."

-- Kyle Holloway, MD, BA Psychology (Regions Hospital and Level 1 Trauma Center) - Doody's Review - previous edition

“One of the things I enjoyed most about this book was being able to examine actual sensitivities, specificities, and likelihood ratios of various decision instruments and diagnostic tests that I use daily. It was also enlightening to learn several diagnostic strategies and decision instruments that I previously had not used.”

-- Annals of Emergency Medicine, 1 August 2013

"This practical guide will be useful to anyone practicing emergency medicine. The authors are well regarded, board-certified emergency medicine physicians. The authors do an excellent job of providing clinically relevant evidence that we can use to support our daily decisions in the emergency department. Provide[s] a good summary of clinically useful information that will help each of us to make better informed, evidence-based decisions."

-- Melinda Graber, BA, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine) Doody's Review - previous edition


This title is intended for practitioners of emergency medicine at all levels, including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and more. It provides a framework for developing an evidence-based practice style in the emergency medicine setting.

Table of Contents

Similar Resources