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Journal Article

The causes of errors in clinical reasoning: cognitive biases, knowledge deficits, and dual process thinking.

Norman GR, Monteiro SD, Sherbino J, et al. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 2017;92:23-30.

Decision making is typically either intuitive or analytical. This commentary discusses the two types of decision making, how heuristics and cognitive biases affect diagnostic reasoning, and strategies to reduce diagnostic error.