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Clinical reasoning in dire times- analysis of cognitive biases in clinical cases during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coen M, Sader J, Junod-Perron N, et al. Clinical reasoning in dire times. Analysis of cognitive biases in clinical cases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Intern Emerg Med. Epub 2022 Jan 9. doi: 10.1007/s11739-021-02884-9.

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February 23, 2022
Coen M, Sader J, Junod-Perron N, et al. Intern Emerg Med. 2022;17(4):979-988.

The uncertainty and pressure of the COVID-19 pandemic can introduce cognitive biases leading to diagnostic errors. Researchers asked primary care providers taking care of COVID-19 adult patients to describe cases when their clinical reasoning was “disrupted” due to the pandemic. The most common cognitive biases were anchoring bias, confirmation bias, availability bias, and cognitive dissonance.

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Coen M, Sader J, Junod-Perron N, et al. Clinical reasoning in dire times. Analysis of cognitive biases in clinical cases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Intern Emerg Med. Epub 2022 Jan 9. doi: 10.1007/s11739-021-02884-9.