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How Doctors Think is a window into the mind of the physician and an insightful examination of the all-important relationship between doctors and their patients. In this myth-shattering work, Jerome Groopman explores the forces and thought processes behind the decisions doctors make. He pinpints why doctors succeed and why they err. Most important, Groopman shows when and how doctors can -- with our help -- avoid snap judgments, embrace uncertainty, communicate effectively, and deploy other skills that can profoundly impact our health.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 319 pages
  • 139.7 x 203.2 x 22.86mm | 340.19g
  • HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
  • Mariner Books
  • Boston, MA, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0547053649
  • 9780547053646
  • 10,686

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"Splendid and courageous...Groopman lifts the veil on the most taboo topic...the pervasive nature of misdiagnosis." -- Ron Chernow, author of ALEXANDER HAMILTON, TITAN, and THE HOUSE OF MORGAN

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"Dr. Jerome Groopman is bringing out his most essential book yet, HOW DOCTORS THINK." Boston Phoenix "A highly pleasurable must-read." Kirkus Reviews, Starred Every reflective doctor will learn from this book...every prospective patient will find thoughtful advice for communicating successfully Publishers Weekly, Starred A book to restore faith in an often-resented profession, well enough written to warrant its quarter-million first printing. Booklist, ALA A cogent analysis of all the wrong ways his fellow practitioners are trained to appraoch the patients they treat. Elle A sage, humane prescription for medical practitioners and the people who depend of them. O, The Oprah Magazine "Splendid and courageous...Groopman lifts the veil on the most taboo topic...the pervasive nature of misdiagnosis." -- Ron Chernow, author of ALEXANDER HAMILTON, TITAN, and THE HOUSE OF MORGAN "Groopman has written a unique, important and wonderful book...You'll never look at your own doctor in the same way again." -- Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, authors of FREAKONOMICS

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I'm an Australian doctor, so some of what Groopman says doesn't apply to our system. There were one or two comments which really jarred with me, and suggested perhaps that Groopman totally failed to understand the concept of evidence based medicine. Overall however, the book raises some very interesting points and is a good read.show more
by Donna McLachlan