Pocket Medicine - Old vs. New Edition

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  1. bbpiano1

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    So there is a new red version of Pocket Medicine (2007), but I have the option of buying the blue edition (2004). Anyone know if there are major differences between the two? Worth spending the extra money on the new edition?
     
  2. anon-y-mouse

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    While I cannot tell you what the differences are in the editions, i feel that one of the strengths of pocket medicine is that it cites important journal articles and studies for treatment protocols... it is something to keep on top of, i think.
     
  3. Scaredshizzles

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    If they put out a new edition every year I would consider buying it. They really have up to date citations of the literature and recommendations out there. Some sections are better than others, but as a general book it is great.
     
  4. diosa428

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    The red one has a better organization. I'd go with the red.
     
  5. BigRedBeta

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    Co-sign...I think that's the biggest difference. The red one is much easier to read. Regardless of which edition you get, it's definitely a 'must-have'.
     
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    Agree as well. More up-to-date, better organized. The medicine residents I worked with kept stealing mine for these reasons.
     
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    Go with the 07. Believe me the organization is key when you're walking into a patient's room knowing your staff is about to ask you to give a little improv presentation on hyperaldosteronism.
     
  8. MSmentor018

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    absolutely go with the red. paying the extra 20 bucks is well worth it vs the "vasovagal near syncope episode" feeling of getting pimped and can't find the answer
     

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