Dr. Joshua Kosowsky & Dr. Leana Wen: "When Doctors Don't Listen"
The United States spends $2.5 trillion on health care, accounting for more than 16 percent of our gross domestic product. But more spending has not translated into better results: the U.S. consistently ranks below other countries on delivering quality health care. A major culprit in rising costs is medical testing, which totals $250 billion extra every year. In a new book, two Harvard doctors say physicians rely too much on algorithms and formulas to make a diagnosis, leading them to order unnecessary tests. How to get the right diagnosis and better care from your doctor.
vice chair, Brigham & Women's Hospital Emergency Department; assistant professor, Harvard Medical School
emergency physician, Brigham & Women's and Massachusetts General Hospitals; clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School
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Excerpt from "When Doctors Don't Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests" by Leana Wen and Joshua Kosowsky. Copyright 2013 by Leana Wen and Joshua Kosowsky. Reprinted here by permission of Thomas Dunne Books. All rights reserved.