Really boring and mistaken in many assumptions. Its not that doctors don't think of an unusual disease (such as Wilson's disease) every time a drunk enters the ER, its that payers will not approve exotic tests on every patient. We could practice medicine to never miss a diagnosis but at a staggering cost that society is not willing to pay for. Any episode of "House" is a better insight into how doctors think.
Dr. Groopman tells his stories well – keeping you engaged and learning from his tales. It runs a bit counter to the patient's wanting the doctor to have all the answers, but that's good for us. It is likely to make us healthier in the long run.
Sincerity in Leadership. Sales Enablement and Performance. Speaker and Author. But what I realIy do is help people be the best they can be.
I picked this book up because Tom Peters referenced it when he was discussing leaders as doctors, or problem solvers. I read it from a sales person's perspective and found some great parallels. I am a sales enablement person by day and now use stories and points made in this book in my training sessions. Good book overall.
Excellent book, wonderfully read! I held my breath for 5 whole minutes during the somewhat harrowing central story. Who'da thunk it for a book about how doctors make decisions and what they think of patients?