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Launching the Century of the Patient

Gerd Gigerenzer and J. A. Muir Gray

in Better Doctors, Better Patients, Better Decisions: Envisioning Health Care 2020

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262016032
eISBN:
9780262298957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016032.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

Efficient health care requires informed doctors and patients. The health care system inherited from the 20th century falls short on both counts. Many doctors and most patients do not understand the ... More


Practice/Malpractice

Frederick M. Barken

in Out of Practice: Fighting for Primary Care Medicine in America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449765
eISBN:
9780801460609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449765.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses medical errors and malpractice and their impact on physicians. It first considers the role of shame in the practice of medicine and the lifelong pursuit of shame avoidance ... More


Trust-Your-Doctor: A Simple Heuristic in Need of a Proper Social Environment

Odette Wegwarth and Gerd Gigerenzer

in Simple Heuristics in a Social World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195388435
eISBN:
9780199950089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388435.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Many health decisions appear so complex and inscrutable that laypersons may feel the best solution for making a right decision to be “trust your doctor.” Although applying this heuristic may have ... More


Medical Malpractice

Frank A. Sloan and Lindsey M. Chepke

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195720
eISBN:
9780262283809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195720.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Most experts would agree that the current medical malpractice system in the United States does not work effectively either to compensate victims fairly or prevent injuries caused by medical errors. ... More


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