Journal Article
Commentary

Drawing boundaries: the difficulty in defining clinical reasoning.

Young M, Thomas A, Lubarsky S, et al. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 2018;93:990-995.

Enhancing clinical reasoning skill is emerging as a strategy to reduce diagnostic error. This review spotlights the need for a uniform definition of clinical reasoning and a robust literature base to augment efforts to improve reasoning and decision making. The authors suggest these refinements will identify cognitive biases and other contextual influences on clinical reasoning and improve education and professional development.