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Journal Article
Commentary

Annals Clinical Decision Making: avoiding cognitive errors in clinical decision making.

Restrepo D, Armstrong KA, Metlay JP. Ann Intern Med. 2020.

Using two case examples, this article discusses how the influences of cognitive biases in clinical decision-making contribute to diagnostic error and steps in the diagnostic process to avoid such errors, including using diagnostic checklists, conferring with teammates or peers, and continuously reassessing treatment response.