Brevity is Bad Medicine

Last weekend U.S. News & World Report had a fascinating article called “The 18-second Doctor”.  The article is an interview with Dr. Jerome Groopman, author of How Doctors Think, a book that examines how physicians analyze information and make (occasionally wrong) decisions.

The article gives some examples of how taking the time to listen to the patient can be critical for arriving at the correct diagnosis.  I encourage all of you to read it.  I just added the book to my Amazon list.

I’m grateful to my patient Andy Raymond for pointing me to the story.

Tangential Miscellany:

My wife and I wish a happy Easter and a happy Passover to all of you who are celebrating.

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