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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

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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
Title variation
Snowball in a blizzard
Title variation remainder
a physicians notes on uncertainty in medicine
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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
Summary
A physician argues that medicine is uncertain, and shows us how we can use this uncertainty to our advantage
Tone
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10472987
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
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1969-
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Hatch, Steven
Dewey number
616.07/5
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Diagnosis
  • Prognosis
  • Therapeutics
  • Uncertainty
  • Medical policy
  • Diagnosis
  • Medical policy
  • Uncertainty
  • Diagnosis
  • Uncertainty
  • Health Policy
Target audience
adult
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a physician's notes on uncertainty in medicine
Label
Snowball in a blizzard : a physician's notes on uncertainty in medicine, Steven Hatch, MD
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-273) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn920018257
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 293 pages
Isbn
9780465050642
Lccn
2015041457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)920018257
Label
Snowball in a blizzard : a physician's notes on uncertainty in medicine, Steven Hatch, MD
Publication
Copyright
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
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
Control code
ocn920018257
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 293 pages
Isbn
9780465050642
Lccn
2015041457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)920018257

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