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Cognitive biases associated with medical decisions: a systematic review.

Saposnik G, Redelmeier D, Ruff CC, et al. Cognitive biases associated with medical decisions: a systematic review. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2016;16(1):138.

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February 1, 2017
Saposnik G, Redelmeier D, Ruff CC, et al. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2016;16(1):138.

Cognitive bias can contribute to diagnostic error, leading to delays in treatment and unnecessary harm to patients. Consistent with prior research, this systematic review found that multiple types of cognitive bias are associated with diagnostic mistakes and inadequate medical management of patients.

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Saposnik G, Redelmeier D, Ruff CC, et al. Cognitive biases associated with medical decisions: a systematic review. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2016;16(1):138.