Diagnose with confidence, knowing that your patient assessments are backed by scientific evidence! This is the only clinical reference that takes an evidence-based approach to the physical examination. Best of all, it does so in a remarkably easy-to-reference manner - making it simple to find the available scientific evidence concerning the diagnostic significance and accuracy of your examination findings. This 2nd Edition has been updated to reflect the latest advances in the science of physical examination, and expanded to include many new topics. Plus, it now includes downloadable PDA, allowing you to carry and search the book's most essential content on your handheld device! The result is an even more indispensable diagnostic tool. Quickly review the history, pathogenesis, examination technique, and interpretation of physical findings for all areas of the body thanks to a very reader-friendly outline format.Compare the available evidence on various findings at a glance with abundant "Diagnostic Accuracy" tables. Get expert advice from Dr. Steven McGee, an internationally respected authority in physical examination and assessment, pain management, and education in general internal medicine. See exactly which studies document the significance of various findings thanks to thousands of up-to-date references.