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

Restrepo D, Armstrong KA, Metlay JP. Annals Clinical Decision Making: avoiding cognitive errors in clinical decision making. Ann Intern Med. 2020;172(11):747-751. doi:10.7326/m19-3692.

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May 20, 2020
Restrepo D, Armstrong KA, Metlay JP. Ann Intern Med. 2020;172(11):747-751.

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.

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Restrepo D, Armstrong KA, Metlay JP. Annals Clinical Decision Making: avoiding cognitive errors in clinical decision making. Ann Intern Med. 2020;172(11):747-751. doi:10.7326/m19-3692.

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