Journal Article
Study

Diagnostic performance by medical students working individually or in teams.

Hautz WE; Kämmer JE; Schauber SK; Spies CD; Gaissmaier W.

This simulation study found that diagnostic performance by fourth-year medical students improved when they worked in pairs compared to when they worked individually. The authors suggest that working collaboratively allowed students to avoid cognitive biases that can impede timely and correct diagnosis. These results emphasize the importance of real-time feedback in the diagnostic process.