Cognitive error - It applies to treatment too

Mark Graber mark.graber at IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG
Sun Nov 30 19:16:54 UTC 2014


A Boston Globe article <http://news.doximity.com/entries/1546262?_ref=email&token=a12173abf8ec878b10f796d52ba32aa03cb32fd7&user_id=333038> recently called attention to an error made during a surgical procedure, and its cognitive underpinnings.  We’ve spent a lot of time considering how cognition contributes to diagnostic errors, but this article show how these same tendencies can play out in treatment and management;  Nice to know we don’t hold the exclusive rights to make these mistakes !   Seems like even more of a reason to include something in the medical curriculum on cognitive psychology.

The article includes an interesting comment from Pat Croskerry.







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