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Newspaper/Magazine Article

Bias in the ER. Doctors suffer from the same cognitive distortions as the rest of us.

Lewis M.

Physicians' decision-making can be diminished when they are tired, distracted, or too narrowly task-focused. This article discusses cognitive biases and other limitations that affect physicians' ability to process information effectively and explores how these factors can contribute to uncertainty and clinical misjudgment.