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How Doctors Think
How Doctors Think
Author: Jerome Groopman
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 Groopma...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780547053646
ISBN-10: 0547053649
Publication Date: 3/12/2008
Pages: 336
Edition: 1
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 24 ratings
Publisher: Mariner Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 1
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I found this book totally informative. I now have a far better idea of how doctors get to a diagnosis and what goes into their thoughts.

I've also learned that we should never totally rely on their opinions about the findings on our x-rays, CT scans, etc. Whenever the test results are given to several specialists the findings are frequently different from one another. One might feel the results are negative and another might have spotted a small cancer. Apparently this is quite common. I found this scary. It makes me think that we might need to request a reading by more than one person.

I highly recommend this book to everyone who wants a better understanding of their health. It is written in plain language, totally easy to understand. It also goes into detail about how a doctor feels when his own health is in question. It might surprise you.

Everything written by Dr.Groopman is excellent reading.


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