Health News Review

Two of my favorite health care thinkers appeared – together – in recent BBC magazine and radio interviews:  Gerd Gigerenzer and Glyn Elwyn.

The BBC magazine story, “Do doctors understand test results?” is worth a look. The two also appeared on the BBC radio Health Check program.

There’s nothing really new in the magazine feature, but it’s a nice profile of the work of Gigerenzer – director of the Harding Center for Risk Literacy in Berlin. And it moves from that work, on risk literacy, to Elwyn’s work on shared decision making.  Elwyn is now at The Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.

Gerd Gigerenzer



Glyn Elwyn










Gigerenzer is receiving renewed attention for his recent book, Risk Savvy: How To Make Good Decisions.”

Elwyn has asked me to contribute a chapter to an upcoming book on shared decision making.

I am fortunate to have had the chance to meet and learn from both of them.


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