Merck Manual Consumer Version Now Value-Added from STAT!Ref

Please know that STAT!Ref now offers the Merck Manual Consumer Version, a patient information resource, free of charge to STAT!Ref subscribers. This new tool is another of the many value-added resources that STAT!Ref subscribers can enjoy free of charge in their subscriptions, no matter the size of their collections. Please see below for more details.


  • Explains disorders, who is likely to get them, their symptoms, how they’re diagnosed, how they might be prevented, and how they can be treated; also provides information about prognosis.
  • Based on the world’s most widely used textbook of medicine—The Merck Manual—but written in everyday language by 300 outstanding contributors.
  • Provided free of charge on the Internet by Merck & Co., Inc., as a public service.

Most sections cover the disorders of one organ or organ system, such as those of the eye, skin, or heart and blood vessels. A few sections cover one type of disorder, such as hormonal disorders or infectious diseases. Other sections cover health issues of men, women, children, and older people. General topics important to health care include communicating with health care practitioners, prevention of disease and disability, exercise and fitness, rehabilitation, and death and dying. Injuries and Poisoning includes a chapter on first aid. Special Subjects provides an overview of clinical trials, medical decision making, hospital care, surgery, complementary and alternative medicine, and travel and health, among other topics.

In sections about disorders of an organ or organ system, the first chapter describes the organ’s normal structure and function. Reading about how the heart works or looking at illustrations of the heart, for example, may make reading about a specific heart disorder more understandable. Many sections also include a chapter describing symptoms and relevant medical tests.

Users can currently purchase the Merck Manual Professional Version & AHFS DI Essentials that is a clinical tool for physicians. But, again, like AAFP Conditions A to Z, the Merck Manual Consumer Version is a free, value-added patient-focused tool.

Click here to learn more about this patient information tool, or to speak with a STAT!Ref representative about this value-added resource please fill out this form and a STAT!Ref representative will be in touch with you shortly.