How Doctors Think

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If you are still looking for a good book to enjoy during summer holidays, consider “How Doctors Think” by Jerome Groopman.

Groopman, a medical doctor in Boston (USA) faced some medical problems himself and learned many lessons about how doctors behave, communicate and how they decide on the diagnosis.

How about this: on average, a doctor will interrupt a patient describing his symptoms within 18 seconds, while it usually takes a lot more for the patient to get to the point… Doctors decide very (too?) fast on the likely diagnosis and the best treatment.

“How Doctors Think” is a very interesting and even intriguing essay about the forces and thought processes behind decisions doctors make. A “nice to read” for every doctor.

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