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Better doctors, better patients, better decisions : Envisioning health care 2020

Author: G Gigerenzer; J A Muir Gray
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the main problems in providing uniformly excellent health care is not lack of money but lack of knowledge - on the part of both doctors and patients. The studies in this book show that many doctors and most patients do not understand the available medical evidence. Both patients and doctors are "risk illiterate" - frequently unable to tell the difference between actual risk and relative risk. Doctors often  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G Gigerenzer; J A Muir Gray
ISBN: 9780262016032 0262016036
OCLC Number: 768587554
Description: xi, 391 s. : ill., tab., fig.
Contents: Health literacy : is the patient the problem?. Launching the century of the patient / Gerd Gigerenzer and J. A. Muir Gray --
When misinformed patients try to make informed health decisions / Wolfgang Gaissmaier and Gerd Gigerenzer --
Reducing unwarranted variation in clinical practice by supporting clinicians and patients in decision making / Albert G. Mulley, Jr., and John E. Wennberg --
Do patients want shared decision making and how is this measured? / Martin Hañrter and Daniela Simon --
Health illiteracy : roots in research --
Health research agendas and funding / David E. Nelson --
Reporting of research : are we in for better health care by 2020? / Holger Schanemann, Davina Ghersi, Julia Kreis, Gerd Antes, and Jean Bousquet --
Medical journals can be less biased / J. A. Muir Gray --
What is needed for better health care : better systems, better patients or both? / Markus A. Feufel, Gerd Antes, Johann Steurer, Gerd Gigerenzer, J.A. Muir Gray, Marjukka MÃñkelÃñ, Albert G. Mulley, Jr., David E. Nelson, Jay Schulkin, Holger Schanemann, John E. Wennberg, and Claudia Wild --
Health illiteracy : spread to the public --
Statistical illiteracy in doctors / Odette Wegwarth and Gerd Gigerenzer --
Statistical illiteracy in journalism : are its days numbered? / Bruce Bower --
Improving health care journalism / Holger Wormer --
Barriers to health information and building solutions / Talya Miron-Shatz, Ingrid Mahlhauser, Bruce Bower, Michael Diefenbach, Ben Goldacre, Richard S. W. Smith, David Spiegelhalter, and Odette Wegwarth --
Health care 2020. How can better evidence be delivered? / Norbert Donner-Banzhoff, Hilda Bastian, Angela Coulter, Glyn Elwyn, Gunther Jonitz, David Klemperer, and Wolf-Dieter Ludwig --
The drug facts box : making informed decisions about prescription drugs possible / Lisa M. Schwartz and Steven Woloshin --
Reengineering medical education / David A. Davis --
The chasm between evidence and practice : extent, causes, and remedies / Richard S. W. Smith --
The future of diagnostics : from optimizing to satisficing / Henry Brighton --
Direct-to-consumer advertising : status quo and suggestions to enhance the delivery of independent medication information / Wolf-Dieter Ludwig and Gisela Schott --
How will health care professionals and patients work together in 2020? : a manifesto for change / Ralph Hertwig, Heather Buchan, David A. Davis, Wolfgang Gaissmaier, Martin Harter, Kai Kolpatzik, France LÃgarÃ, Norbert Schmacke, and Holger Wormer.

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