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The Resource Snowball in a blizzard : a physician's notes on uncertainty in medicine, Steven Hatch, MD

Snowball in a blizzard : a physician's notes on uncertainty in medicine, Steven Hatch, MD

Label
Snowball in a blizzard : a physician's notes on uncertainty in medicine
Title
Snowball in a blizzard
Title remainder
a physician's notes on uncertainty in medicine
Statement of responsibility
Steven Hatch, MD
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hatch, Steven
Dewey number
616.07/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC71
LC item number
.H38 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WB 141
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Diagnosis
  • Prognosis
  • Therapeutics
  • Uncertainty
  • Medical policy
Label
Snowball in a blizzard : a physician's notes on uncertainty in medicine, Steven Hatch, MD
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Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223114194799
  • 31223114194666
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Primum non nocere : the motivations and hazards of overdiagnosis -- Vignette : the perils of predictive value -- Snowball in a blizzard -- The pressures of managing pressure -- Lyme's false prophets : chronic fatigue, tick-borne illness, and the overselling of certainty -- The origins of knowledge and the seeds of uncertainty -- The correlation/causation problem, or why dark chocolate may not lower your risk of heart failure -- "Health watch" : hype, hysteria, and the media's overconfident march of progress -- Conclusion : the conversation -- Appendix. A very nonmathematical description of statistical significance
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 293 pages
Isbn
9780465050642
Lccn
2015041457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20160331-084
System control number
  • 920018257
  • (OCoLC)920018257
Label
Snowball in a blizzard : a physician's notes on uncertainty in medicine, Steven Hatch, MD
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223114194799
  • 31223114194666
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Primum non nocere : the motivations and hazards of overdiagnosis -- Vignette : the perils of predictive value -- Snowball in a blizzard -- The pressures of managing pressure -- Lyme's false prophets : chronic fatigue, tick-borne illness, and the overselling of certainty -- The origins of knowledge and the seeds of uncertainty -- The correlation/causation problem, or why dark chocolate may not lower your risk of heart failure -- "Health watch" : hype, hysteria, and the media's overconfident march of progress -- Conclusion : the conversation -- Appendix. A very nonmathematical description of statistical significance
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 293 pages
Isbn
9780465050642
Lccn
2015041457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20160331-084
System control number
  • 920018257
  • (OCoLC)920018257

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