Newspaper/Magazine Article

How common mental shortcuts can cause major physician errors.

Jena AB, Olenski AR. How common mental shortcuts can cause major physician errors. New York Times. February 20, 2020.

Unconscious biases affecting health care decisions elevate the potential for harm. This news story discusses how experience and implicit biases can impact physician decision-making. The use of decision support is one strategy highlighted to redirect heuristics and other cognitive biases to minimize their impact on treatment.