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Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Special Statement: Cognitive bias and medical error in obstetrics-challenges and opportunities.

Atallah F, Hamm RF, Davidson CM, et al. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2022;227(2):b2-b10.

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August 10, 2022
Atallah F, Hamm RF, Davidson CM, et al. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2022;227(2):B2-B10.

The reduction of cognitive bias is generating increased interest as a diagnostic error reduction strategy. This statement introduces the concept of cognitive bias and discusses methods to manage the presence of bias in obstetrics such as debiasing training and teamwork.