Princeton University Library Catalog

When doctors don't listen : how to avoid misdiagnoses and unnecessary tests / Leana Wen and Joshua Kosowsky.

Author:
Wen, Leana S. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Εdition:
1st ed.
Description:
xiv, 334 p. ; 24 cm.
Summary note:
Discusses how to avoid harmful medical mistakes, offering advice on such topics as working with a busy doctor, communicating the full story of an illness, evaluating test risks, and obtaining a working diagnosis.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
How we got here. From shamans to black boxes ; Do as I say, do as I do -- Cookbook medicine : live from the ER. The car mechanic with the pulled muscle ; The mother of two who had trouble breathing ; The college student with a bad headache ; The woman who fainted at the sight of a sandwich -- The building blocks to avoid misdiagnosis. A crash course on diagnosis ; Begin at the beginning ; What's the story? ; What does the story mean? ; Help me help you ; It's just common sense -- How to get to the right diagnosis. The 8 pillars to better diagnosis ; Prescriptions for patients ; Cookbook outcomes, revisited -- Prescription for reform. Diagnosis, multiplied ; Countering the skeptics -- Appendix 1. Prescriptions for healthcare providers -- Appendix 2. 21 exercises toward better diagnosis -- Appendix 3. Worksheets toward your diagnosis -- Appendix 4. 911 glossary of key terms.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
Popular Works.
Other title(s):
When doctors do not listen
ISBN:
  • 9780312594916 (hbk.)
  • 0312594917 (hbk.)
LCCN:
2012037819
OCLC:
817736505
Related name:
RCP:
C - S