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Journal Article
Commentary

Not thinking clearly? Play a game, seriously!

Mohan D, Schell J, Angus DC. JAMA. 2016;316:1867-1868.

Heuristics enable experts to build off their experience to arrive at decisions rapidly. However, heuristics can contribute to error and are often discussed in the context of diagnostic missteps. This commentary argues that gaming strategies, which have been proven to improve surgical technique, can hone clinical decision making by helping providers switch from immediate to deliberate mode of reasoning.