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NEW REVIEW: May 2008

Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ, May 20, 2008 178:11, p 1512)

One main feature of the book is the development of a graphic, the risk characterization theater (RCT), to visually express risk.  An article that describes the merits of the RCT for picturing health risk and benefit information appeared in the May 20, 2008 issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ, May 20, 2008, 178:11, p. 1512) in the Salon section.  The writer indicates the RCT "provides a graphic standardization both lay people and the medical community could share when discussing courses of action".  He goes on to conclude "Isn't it time that 21st century medicine moved from a communications model of "doctor tell" to "doctor tell and graphics show and tell"?  Click here for the online version of the publication.  Click here for access to a downloadable pdf version of the article.



A book review by J. Willis Hurst, MD, MACP, appeared in the April 2008 issue of the Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings (21:2, page 193).  Basically, this prominent physician believes that 'The Illusion of Certainty..." should be required reading for physicians and others in the medical community and “…..should be read and reread, lest we slip and make a serious cognitive error”.  A description of the publication is given by the first link above.  The second link provides a downloadable pdf version of the review.

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