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    DescriptionA "New Yorker" staff writer, bestselling author, and professor at Harvard Medical School unravels the mystery of how doctors figure out the best treatments--or fail to do so. This book describes the warning signs of flawed medical thinking and offers intelligent questions patients can ask. 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. He 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 have a profound impact on our health. This book is the first to describe in detail the warning signs of erroneous medical thinking, offering 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 physicians, 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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    Title
    How Doctors Think
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jerome E. Groopman, Narrator Michael Prichard
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 165 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400104253
    ISBN 10: 1400104254
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: MB
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 610
    DC21: 610
    Abridged Dewey: 610
    B&T General Subject: 510
    BISAC V2.8: MED074000, MED104000
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 56920
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    LC classification: R723.5 .G75 2007D
    Thema V1.0: MB, MBDP
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    23 April 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Jerome Groopman, M.D., holds the Dina and Raphael Recanti Chair of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Michael Prichard is a professional narrator and stage and film actor who has played several thousand characters during his career. An Audie Award winner, he has recorded well over five hundred books and has earned several "AudioFile" Earphones Awards. Michael was also named a Top Ten Golden Voice by "SmartMoney" magazine.
    Review quote
    ""Direct and honest...Groopman [is] at the peak of his form, as a physician and as a writer."" ---The New York Times