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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Tantor Media Inc
Publication date April 1, 2007
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Mp3 una
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781400154258
ISBN-10 1400154251
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.20 lbs.
Original list price $24.99
Other format details audio
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Summary
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.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A 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.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780618610037
 
1 edition from Houghton Mifflin (March 19, 2007)
9780618610037 | details & prices | 307 pages | 6.75 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $26.00
About: 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.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780547053646
 
Reprint edition from Mariner Books (March 12, 2008)
9780547053646 | details & prices | 319 pages | 5.75 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $15.95
from Scribe Pubns Pty Ltd (June 30, 2007)
9781921215698 | details & prices | List price $32.95
About: A 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.
Miscellaneous
Book cover for 9780547348636
 
from Houghton Mifflin (March 12, 2008)
9780547348636 | details & prices | List price $15.95
Miscellaneous
Unabridged edition from Findaway World Llc (January 15, 2008)
9781602524705 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $34.99
About: A 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.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781400154258
 
With Michael Prichard (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Tantor Media Inc (April 1, 2007)
9781400104253 | details & prices | 6.25 × 5.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $34.99
About: 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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With Michael Prichard (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Tantor Media Inc (April 1, 2007)
9781400154258 | details & prices | 5.50 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $24.99
About: 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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