When Doctors Don't Listen
How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests
“This clearly-written, brilliantly and creatively thought-out book, filled with fascinating and horrifying examples of how doctors are now trained to not listen to their patients in order to “rule out” diseases, focuses on “ruling in” diagnoses that not only are accurate, but that will save billions of dollars per year in lawsuit-driven tests. Let’s hope this starts a revolution in care: from treating patients as objects who are squeezed into algorithmic decision trees on your doctor’s computer, to sensible, healthy partnership with your doctor that achieves real, humane treatment and true healing. A brave, terrific, essential work.”
--Samuel Shem, M.D., Ph.D. author of THE HOUSE OF GOD and THE SPIRIT OF THE PLACE.