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Norman DA. New York, NY: Basic Books; 2002.
Norman, a cognitive psychologist, outlines the elements of effective user-centered design, which include making the inner workings of devices visible, exploiting natural function, controlling relationships, and using constraints successfully. Through both fable and anecdote, Norman illustrates forcing functions and how bad design can exacerbate the consequences of human error. This classic text is a valuable introduction to the role of design in patient safety. [Note: Originally published in 1988 as The Psychology of Everyday Things.]
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Woodward HI, Mytton OT, Lemer C, et al. Annu Rev Public Health. 2010;31:479-497.
This narrative review provides a broad perspective on the current understanding of medical errors and the evidence behind commonly adopted prevention strategies. The authors then highlight a series of recommendations to improve patient safety.
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O'Sullivan ED, Schofield SJ. BMC Med Educ. 2019;19:12.
This simulation study randomized physicians to identify the correct diagnosis in a standardized case, either with the aid of a debiasing exercise or without any prompting. Even though the participants believed that the debiasing tool was effective, it did not improve diagnostic accuracy. These results underscore the challenge of enhancing diagnostic cognition.