When Doctors Don't Listen

When Doctors Don't Listen

How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests

Book - 2013
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Baker & Taylor
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.

McMillan Palgrave

In this examination of the doctor-patient relationship, Drs. Wen and Kosowsky argue that diagnosis, once the cornerstone of medicine, is fast becoming a lost art, with grave consequences. Using real-life stories of cookbook-diagnoses-gone-bad, the doctors illustrate how active patient participation can prevent these mistakes. Wen and Kosowsky offer tangible follow-up questions patients can easily incorporate into every doctor's visit to avoid counterproductive and even potentially harmful tests. In the pursuit for the best medical care available, readers can't afford to miss out on these inside-tips and more:
- How to deal with a doctor who seems too busy to listen to you
- 8-Pillars to a Better DiagnosisHow to tell the whole story of your illness
- Learning test risks and evaluating whether they're worth it
- How to get a working diagnosis at the end of every doctor's visit

By empowering patients to engage with their doctors as partners in their diagnosis, When Doctors Don't Listen is an essential guide that enables patients to speak up and take back control of their health care.



Baker
& Taylor

Outlines a provocative prescription for avoiding harmful medical mistakes and advocating for more productive health care, counseling readers on such topics as working with a busy doctor, communicating the full story of an illness, evaluating test risks and obtaining a working diagnosis.

Publisher: New York :, Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press,, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780312594916
0312594917
Characteristics: ix, 334 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Kosowsky, Joshua M.

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rowanquincy Jul 26, 2013

Having just had to go through ER three times before getting a correct diagnosis and treatment, I needed this book so that I had a better chance of this not happening again. Great advice on how to work with a doctor to get a good outcome.

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