Search Satisficing? was FW: Lack of time, knowledge or just sloppy thinking?

Lorri Zipperer Lorri at ZPM1.COM
Fri May 3 17:20:21 UTC 2013

From: Wu, Albert [mailto:awu at] 
Sent: Friday, May 03, 2013 11:13 AM
To: Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine; Goodson, William, M.D.
Subject: Re: Lack of time, knowledge or just sloppy thinking?

Aka "search satisficing" (awkward phrase alert!)

Albert W. Wu, MD, MPH, FACP
Professor and Director
Center for Health Services & Outcomes Research Johns Hopkins Bloomberg
School of Public Health Baltimore MD 21230
(410) 955-6567 / fax (410) 955-0470
Mobile (410) 978-1539

On 5/3/13 12:46 PM, "Goodson, William, M.D." <GoodsoW at CPMCRI.ORG> wrote:

>Many radiologists refer to your thumb dislocation experience as 
>"satisfaction of search"  It is a common term in reading mammograms 
>where the radiologist needs to be aware that if they have found one 
>thing there may still be another.
>Interesting "conversation"
>William H. Goodson III, MD
>Senior Clinical Research Scientist
>California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute
>2100 Webster St, #401
>San Francisco, CA 94115
>FAX 415.776.1977

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