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The Resource Better doctors, better patients, better decisions : envisioning health care 2020, edited by Gerd Gigerenzer and J. A. Muir Gray

Better doctors, better patients, better decisions : envisioning health care 2020, edited by Gerd Gigerenzer and J. A. Muir Gray

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Better doctors, better patients, better decisions : envisioning health care 2020
Title
Better doctors, better patients, better decisions
Title remainder
envisioning health care 2020
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gerd Gigerenzer and J. A. Muir Gray
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Language
eng
Summary
Contrary to popular opinion, one of the main problems in providing uniformly excellent health care is not lack of money but lack of knowledge<U+0127> �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"<U+0127> �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.--
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Gigerenzer, Gerd
Dewey number
362.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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2009
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  • Gray, J. A. Muir
  • Ernst Strüngmann Forum
Series statement
Strüngmann Forum reports
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  • Health education
  • Medical education
  • Medicine
  • Medicine
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Better doctors, better patients, better decisions : envisioning health care 2020, edited by Gerd Gigerenzer and J. A. Muir Gray
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Publication
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Papers presented at the Ernst Strüngmann Forum held in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Oct. 25-30, 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [347]-385) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17663210
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 391 pages
Isbn
9780262518529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1088483139
Label
Better doctors, better patients, better decisions : envisioning health care 2020, edited by Gerd Gigerenzer and J. A. Muir Gray
Publication
Note
Papers presented at the Ernst Strüngmann Forum held in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Oct. 25-30, 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [347]-385) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17663210
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 391 pages
Isbn
9780262518529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1088483139

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