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Adaptive expertise in medical decision making.

Croskerry P. Adaptive expertise in medical decision making. Med Teach. 2018;40(8):803-808. doi:10.1080/0142159X.2018.1484898.

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October 17, 2018
Croskerry P. Med Teach. 2018;40(8):803-808.

Clinical reasoning is a complex process that can be influenced by numerous factors. This commentary reviews major factors that affect clinical reasoning such as teamwork, decision-maker characteristics, and environmental conditions. The author suggests that an adaptive rather than linear decision-making approach would support reasoning improvements to reduce diagnostic error.

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Croskerry P. Adaptive expertise in medical decision making. Med Teach. 2018;40(8):803-808. doi:10.1080/0142159X.2018.1484898.