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Journal Article

"First, know thyself": cognition and error in medicine.

Elia F, Aprà F, Verhovez A, et al. Acta diabetologica. 2016;53:169-75.

Cognition has been recognized as a human factor that can contribute to medical error. This review explores cognitive psychology as a method to understand diagnostic error, particularly clinicians' tendency to rely on heuristics when deeper reasoning is required.