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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Hippocrates’ Shadow

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In his book, Hippocrates’ Shadow: Secrets from the House of Medicine, David H. Newman, MD discusses how our health care system has become broken and how we can begin to repair it. He discloses how doctors have failed patients and explains why the doctor-patient relationship is critical to good care. He also addresses the NNT (number of patients that need to be treated for one patient to benefit) of various medical interventions and concludes that many common and costly screening tools are of no benefit when it comes to saving lives. This is an insightful and thought-provoking book for doctors and patients alike.

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