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Journal Article
Commentary

The thinking doctor: clinical decision making in contemporary medicine.

Trimble M, Hamilton P. Clin Med (Lond). 2016;16(4):343-346.

Effective decision-making relies on cognitive skill and logical reasoning. This commentary provides an overview of decision-making concepts and describes how knowledge-based mistakes can contribute to diagnostic error. The authors recommend strategies to help physicians develop their clinical reasoning.