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How patients should think : 10 questions to ask your doctor about drugs, tests, and treatment / Ray Moynihan & Melissa Sweet
Bib ID 4980391
Format BookBook
Author
Moynihan, Ray
 
Edition 1st Pegasus Books cloth ed. 
Description New York : Pegasus Books, 2009 
xvii, 234 p. ; 21 cm. 
ISBN 9781605980478
1605980471
Summary

In the heat of the moment, it is difficult to know what to ask our doctor so that we can reach the best possible solution or treatment. How can a doctor know to go through a list of risks, treatments and alternatives if the patient does not ask? This list of ten open-ended questions can help every type of patient get some control over the decisions that affect their help. Covering everything from tests to drugs to lifestyle issues, any or all of these ten questions can guide you to better decisions whether you've been told you have high cholesterol, your child has an ear infection, or that you need a CAT scan.

Full contents
  • Questions about your diagnosis: Do I really need that test?
  • Do I really have that disorder?
  • Do I really need to be screened? Questions about your treatment: What are my options?
  • How well does that treatment work?
  • What are the side effects?
  • Will this operation really help? Some general questions to consider: What is the evidence?
  • Who else is profiting here?
  • What can I do to help myself? Conclusion: Developing a healthy skepticism.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-222) and index.

Subjects Physician and patient.  |  Patient participation.  |  Medical care -- Popular works.  |  Self-care, Health.  |  Consumer education.  |  Health Behavior.  |  Patient Education as Topic.  |  Patient Participation.  |  Physician-Patient Relations.
Other authors/contributors Sweet, Melissa

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