Posts tagged #medical decision making

When Our Minds Lead Us Astray: Cognitive Bias in the Emergency Department

As anyone who has spent time in the ED can attest, emergency physicians are faced with a constant stream of decisions to make. In order to help navigate this challenging milieu of constant decision making, experienced emergency physicians rely on cognitive shortcuts. This post highlights the cognitive biases that creep into medical decision making and cognitive shortcuts, and how to prevent those biases from negatively impacting patient care. 

Incorporating Diagnostic Testing Into Your Clinical Decisions

Understanding the mathematical breakdown of how we incorporate testing into our medical decisions is tough. This post will provide you with some structure and understanding into the processes behind the decisions you make and the tests you order.