Better Doctors, Better Patients, Better Decisions (BOK)

Gerd Gigerenzer

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Contrary to popular opinion, one of the main problems in providing uniformly excellent health care is not lack of money but lack of knowledge -- on the part of both doctors and patients. The studies in this book show that many doctors and most patients do not understand the available medical evidence. Both patients and doctors are "risk illiterate" -- frequently unable to tell the difference between actual risk and relative risk. Further, unwarranted disparity in treatment decisions is the rule rather than the exception in the United States and Europe. All of this contributes to much wasted spending in health care. The contributors to Better Doctors, Better Patients, Better Decisions investigate the roots of the problem, from the emphasis in medical research on technology and blockbuster drugs to the lack of education for both doctors and patients. They call for a new, more enlightened health care, with better medical education, journals that report study outcomes completely and transparently, and patients in control of their personal medical records, not afraid of statistics but able to use them to make informed decisions about their treatments.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Gerd Gigerenzer
Forlag
MIT University Press Group Ltd
ISBN 9780262016032
Antall sider 416 Dimensjoner 16,2cm x 23,7cm x 3,2cm
Vekt 815 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Gerd Gigerenzer, J. A. Muir Gray