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Narrowing the mindware gap in medicine.

Croskerry P. Narrowing the mindware gap in medicine. Diagnosis (Berl). 2022;9(2):176-183. doi: 10.1515/dx-2020-0128

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July 20, 2022
Croskerry P. Diagnosis (Berl). 2022;9(2):176-183.

In dual process thinking, Type 1 decisions are made rapidly, but can result in diagnostic error. Type 2 processing is slower and more deliberate, and typically where novice clinicians begin practice. This article proposes adaptive expertise to improve novices’ processing. Incorporating six strategies (rationality, critical thinking, metacognitive processes, lateral thinking, medical humanities, distributed cognition) in medical education may improve learners’ processing and reduce diagnostic errors.

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Croskerry P. Narrowing the mindware gap in medicine. Diagnosis (Berl). 2022;9(2):176-183. doi: 10.1515/dx-2020-0128

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