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Raising awareness of cognitive biases during diagnostic reasoning.

van Geene K, de Groot E, Erkelens C, et al. Perspectives on medical education. 2016;5:182-5.

This educational intervention found that students were less likely to reach the correct diagnosis for a written case when a salient distracting feature was present, and this experience of missed diagnosis made them more accepting of the concept of cognitive bias. This demonstrates the need for experiential learning to foster diagnostic accuracy.