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How Doctors Think


Extreame Savings Item! Save 49% on the How Doctors Think by Houghton Mifflin Company at Diseasome. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. On average, a physician will interrupt a patient describing her symptoms within eighteen seconds. In that short time, many doctors decide on the


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On average, a physician will interrupt a patient describing her symptoms within eighteen seconds. In that short time, many doctors decide on the likely diagnosis and best treatment. Often, decisions made this way are correct, but at crucial moments they can also be wrong -- with catastrophic consequences. In this myth-shattering book, Jerome Groopman pinpoints the forces and thought processes behind the decisions doctors make. Groopman explores why doctors err and shows when and how they can -- with our help -- avoid snap judgments, embrace uncertainty, communicate effectively, and deploy other skills that can profoundly impact our health. This book is the first to describe in detail the warning signs of erroneous medical thinking and reveal how new technologies may actually hinder accurate diagnoses. How Doctors Think offers direct, intelligent questions patients can ask their doctors to help them get back on track.

Groopman draws on a wealth of research, extensive interviews with some of the country’s best doctors, and his own experiences as a doctor and as a patient. He has learned many of the lessons in this book the hard way, from his own mistakes and from errors his doctors made in treating his own debilitating medical problems.

How Doctors Think reveals a profound new view of twenty-first-century medical practice, giving doctors and patients the vital information they need to make better judgments together.

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Manufacturer:Houghton Mifflin Company
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Company
Studio:Houghton Mifflin Company
UPC:046442610032
EAN:9780618610037
Item Weight:1.25 pounds
Item Size:0.75 x 9 x 9 inches
Package Weight:1.25 pounds
Package Size:5.9 x 1.1 x 1.1 inches

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