The Yellow Book app has terrific content but is overpriced.
Tag: MedHand Mobile Libraries
“Physiology at a Glance” is a good textbook but is it a good app?
Overall this is a thorough app with a comprehensive full overview of the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The evidence based treatment information including basic pathophysiology is very useful and the clinical points are useful to healthcare professionals of any level. It is expensive, although it may be worth it for those regularly involved or interested in OB/GYN, many students may find this out of their price range.
Overall the introduction of electronic textbooks has been highly successful. The ability to carry around a mobile library on a pocket sized device is a fairly impressive technological achievement. In addition, the ability to have a well referenced handbook accessible and available at any time is very attractive. It will be interesting to see how this section of the textbook market grows as the number of smart devices increases. For this market to remain successful, publishers and developers alike are going to have to work hard to adapt their texts and marketing strategies to current economic conditions.
This app contains a wealth of information related to emergencies in clinical surgery and would make a useful addition for any healthcare professional interested in surgical emergencies. Despite the omission of elective surgeries, this app is still worth a look as a comprehensive reference handbook for surgical emergencies.