Medical consultation is an integral part of the job description for many internal medicine specialists who practice in an inpatient setting. This concise, pocket-sized handbook helps you to provide timely and effective, evidence-based consultations for a full range of commonly encountered clinical situations. Each chapter provides evidence-based answers to common medical consultation questions, giving you the practical guidance you need to successfully manage hospitalized patients. A practical organization expedites access to the most relevant health concerns for every type of hospitalized patient. 20-25 clinical questions for each patient type, followed by brief, evidence-based answers, address the most common clinical scenarios requiring medical consultation. A thorough and systematic search of current literature ensures that each clinical recommendation is based on the best available evidence.