Monday, October 21, 2013

Why We Make bad Decisions for Our Medical Care

In those days and weeks when we are taking in new and possibly frightening  information about our health we may not be aware of how our personal decision making process operates. We listen to our doctor and then to the doctors that follow; we hear tests results interpreted and we talk to friends and then we Google. But most of the time we are not fully aware of our own process.

We just don't know what we are contributing to the medical decision process. And that self-awareness can contribute valuable information--and make a very big difference --in our decision and its outcome.

Here is an opinion piece from today's New York Times by Noreena Hertz, an economics professor at University College London about how we make medical decisions. Take a look at the link below:

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