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A cognitive forcing tool to mitigate cognitive bias—a randomised control trial.

O'Sullivan ED, Schofield SJ. A cognitive forcing tool to mitigate cognitive bias - a randomised control trial. BMC Med Educ. 2019;19(1):12. doi:10.1186/s12909-018-1444-3.

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February 20, 2019
O'Sullivan ED, Schofield SJ. BMC Med Educ. 2019;19(1):12.

This simulation study randomized physicians to identify the correct diagnosis in a standardized case, either with the aid of a debiasing exercise or without any prompting. Even though the participants believed that the debiasing tool was effective, it did not improve diagnostic accuracy. These results underscore the challenge of enhancing diagnostic cognition.

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O'Sullivan ED, Schofield SJ. A cognitive forcing tool to mitigate cognitive bias - a randomised control trial. BMC Med Educ. 2019;19(1):12. doi:10.1186/s12909-018-1444-3.