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How doctors think

Author: Jerome E Groopman
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Mariner Books edView all editions and formats
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A physician discusses the thought patterns and actions that lead to misdiagnosis on the part of healthcare providers, and suggests methods that patients can use to help doctors assess conditions more accurately.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerome E Groopman
ISBN: 9780547053646 0547053649 0618610030 9780618610037
OCLC Number: 213414124
Notes: "A Mariner book."
Description: 319 p. : port. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Flesh-and-blood decision making --
Lessons from the heart --
Spinning plates --
Gatekeepers --
A new mother's challenge --
The uncertainty of the expert --
Surgery and satisfaction --
The eye of the beholder --
Marketing, money, and medical decisions --
In service of the soul --
Epilogue : a patient's questions.
Responsibility: Jerome Groopman.

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A physician discusses the thought patterns and actions that lead to misdiagnosis on the part of healthcare providers, and suggests methods that patients can use to help doctors assess conditions more accurately.

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An examination of errors

by lindacrook (WorldCat user published 2010-08-04) Very Good Permalink

"How doctors think" is an examination of cognitive errors which can lead doctors to an incorrect diagnosis or therapy.  Groopman provides suggestions for patients to help doctors avoid these cognitive errors. The book is also an indictment of evidence-based medicine. Doctors must remember that...
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