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How Doctors Think
By Houghton Mifflin Company
4.5 out of 5 stars (348 Reviews)
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Publisher:  Houghton Mifflin Company
Edition:  1st
Published:  March 19, 2007
Binding:  Hardcover
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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. Groopman 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 profoundly impact our health. This book is the first to describe in detail the warning signs of erroneous medical thinking and reveal how new technologies may actually hinder accurate diagnoses. How Doctors Think offers 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 doctors, 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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5.0 out of 5 stars.  Good for Medical Students and Others who want to Know HDT, June 25, 2016
By Grandmere T
Bought 3 copies ....fascinating insights. A doctor told me read chapters 1 and 2 and I'd understand. Read the whole thing and found one of my own favorite docs in Chapter 7!

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4.0 out of 5 stars.  Great read!, June 18, 2016
By siavash rostami
A great book for someone in the medical field and learning how to be the best doctor you can be. How to interact with patients and be there for them. To make them feel comfortable with you. It's all about the little things that matter and this book can teach you precisely that.

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5.0 out of 5 stars.  Five Stars, June 07, 2016
By PB&J
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4.0 out of 5 stars.  Four Stars, May 25, 2016
By guy who buys stuff
Great insights

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5.0 out of 5 stars.  Good points of "How Doctors Think.", May 22, 2016
By David Maresh
I enjoyed reading the book. I am a physician myself and This book helped me realize dealing with uncertainty is part of the job. The book also taught me to be a more proactive and collaborative patient-being a patient is not a passive process.

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5.0 out of 5 stars.  This book helped me tactfully maneuver my Doctor's bias and get off of Heart meds, April 04, 2016
By Suzanne Marcoux
After suffering heart failure and a triple bypass at the age of 54, the recovery has been difficult. That was 5 years ago. What has been more difficult is communicating with my physicians. 10 months ago, I took my health into my own hands and changed my diet and supplementation. It has been an about face in my health. Blood and cardiac tests do not lie. I have kept what I am doing from my doctors in order not to second guess all my efforts in such a short time. This book helped me immensely in my last primary and cardiologist appointments in finally coming off most of my meds and replacing them with supplementation. Before reading this book I was met with raised eyebrows, but I am now able to tactfully communicate to my doctors that I am more than a "patient medical googler" and someone that has finally became responsible for my own health.

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