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How doctors think

I attended yesterday a video talk by Jerome Groopman as he had become too ill to travel from Boston to San Francisco. His speech was one of the highlights of this year’s ATS conference – basically a summary of his new book “How doctors think“. It tells you about MDs and how they make up their diagnosis. Mostly everything goes right but sometimes everything goes wrong. According to empirical research a working diagnosis is already being made within 18 seconds Continue reading How doctors think

Dr. Google

Googling for a diagnosis? The results are not too bad if you believe in a new BMJ report. The authors measured the percentage of correct diagnoses from Google searches compared with the correct diagnoses of 26 cases published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Google searches revealed the correct diagnosis in 15 (58%) cases.
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