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How doctors think

Author: Jerome E Groopman
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView 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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jerome E Groopman
ISBN: 9780618610037 0618610030
OCLC Number: 74569241
Description: 307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Flesh-and-blood decision making --
2. Lessons from the heart --
3. Spinning plates --
4. Gatekeepers --
5. A new mother's challenge --
6. The uncertainty of the expert --
7. Surgery and satisfaction --
8. The eye of the beholder --
9. Marketing, money, and medical decisions --
10. In service of the soul --
Epilogue : A patient's questions --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Index.
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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Donated by Dr. Phil Gold, 2012.  Drawing on his experiences as both an oncologist and a patient, Groopman draws the obvious conclusions that doctors are far from...
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