About The Endocrine Society Self-Assessment Program
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The Endocrine Society Self-Assessment Program (ESAP) was created jointly by The Endocrine Society and UpToDate. The questions, answers, and discussions were written by a distinguished faculty of specialists, and was extensively reviewed and edited by the ESAP Committee Members and Physician Editor. For the syllabus, UpToDate provided over 180 topic reviews from UpToDate® in Endocrinology and Diabetes, an official educational program of The Endocrine Society. The topic reviews, found on the ESAP CD-ROM, allow ESAP users to obtain more detailed information pertaining to the material covered in each question. The entire UpToDate program, which can be purchased separately as a subscription, is described in more detail and can be accessed by viewing the sample case studies.
Sample Case Studies
Use of professional judgement
The self-assessment test relates to basic principles of diagnosis and therapy, and do not substitute for individual patient assessment based upon the healthcare provider's examination of the patient and consideration of laboratory data and other factors unique to the patient. Standards in medicine change as new data become available. For this reason, only the most current release of this self-assessment test should be used.
Drugs And Doses
When prescribing medications, the physician is advised to check the product information sheet accompanying each drug to verify conditions of use and to identify any changes in drug dosage schedule or contraindications.
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