n South African Medical Journal - When doctors don't listen: how to avoid misdiagnoses and unnecessary tests, by Leana Wen and Joshua Kosowsky : izindaba book review

Volume 103, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



is a recently published book written by two emergency medicine doctors from Harvard University, USA. Their objective: to improve emergency department diagnostic accuracy while minimising unnecessary (and expensive) testing. There is a surprising catch - the book is aimed primarily at the patient rather than the doctor. That said, clinicians will still find this a fascinating read.

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