Cognitive error - It applies to treatment too

Robert Bell rmsbell200 at YAHOO.COM
Mon Dec 1 15:48:36 UTC 2014


Mark, could only see top photo of article when opened. Could not read the whole thing.

Rob

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On Nov 30, 2014, at 12:16 PM, Mark Graber <mark.graber at IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG> wrote:

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> A Boston Globe article 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.
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> The article includes an interesting comment from Pat Croskerry.
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