Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Avoiding Incorrect Diagnosis.

Dr. Jerome Groopman, author of How Doctors Think and a staff writer at The New Yorker, explains how doctors make decisions regarding their patients.

Dr. Groopman courageously explains how he incorrectly diagnosed a patient he had as a resident years ago. He admits that the patient’s voice and complaining irritated him from the beginning, causing him to make a quick judgment about her and her condition which eventually cost her life.

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