Praise for Works by Fred Leavitt
On Improving Medical Outcomes (with daughter Jessica)
“This highly readable book aims at making patients smarter on a highly relevant range of health issues, including placebo effects, therapy outcomes, and the art of diagnostic thinking. A great resource for bolstering patient-doctor interaction.”
—Gerd Gigerenzer, Director, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin
“This is an excellent book addressing a wide array of important psychological factors that can make medical science work or fail when applied to real-life patients. The intricacies of patient-doctor communication, expectations, errors and biases, misinterpretations, conflicts of interest, marketing, and placebos, to name only a few of the major players, often get ignored by both medical textbooks and medical practice, despite their pivotal influence on patient outcomes.
The authors make a most welcome contribution towards a better understanding of this very complex field.”
—John P.A. Ioannidis, M.D., DSc, Stanford University
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