Snowball in A Blizzard

Snowball in A Blizzard

A Physician's Notes on Uncertainty in Medicine

Book - 2016
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Diagnoses are often just educated guesses, and prognoses less certain still. There is a significant amount of uncertainty in the daily practice of medicine, resulting in confusion and potentially deadly complications. Dr. Steven Hatch argues that instead of ignoring this uncertainty, we should embrace it. By digging deeply into a number of rancorous controversies, from breast cancer screening to blood pressure management, Hatch shows us how medicine can fail--sometimes spectacularly--when patients and doctors alike place too much faith in modern medical technology.
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780465050642
Branch Call Number: 616.075 H36s
Characteristics: xv, 293 pages ; 25 cm


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