Book: Risk Savvy: How To Make Good Decisions
Author: Gerd Gigerenzer
Teaser: Repeated research studies demonstrate that doctors and patients alike overestimate the likelihood of benefits and underestimate the likelihood of harms. That is because we do not understand risk. Gerd Gigerenzer, is the director of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany, and lectures around the world on the importance of proper risk education for everyone from school-age children to prominent doctors, bankers, and politicians. In this book he outlines way in which we can make better decisions in healthcare.