Cognitive Errors

Learning Objective

  • Identify scenarios when the use of heuristics appropriately facilitates clinical decision making
  • Describe cognitive errors- including availability bias, representativeness bias, and premature closure
  • Understand how schemas and other semi-analytic reasoning strategies can be used to address diagnostic dilemmas

Cases



Readings & Discussion Questions

-Why are internists and ER physicians at risk for making cognitive errors?

-Pick 3 biases from List 1. Give examples of situations where use of those biases has (or could) resulted in errors in medical decision making

-What are some strategies we can employ to try to overcome our tendency to employ heuristics?




3)   Clinical Prediction Rules (Use the CPR critique sheet to guide your reading)

                        1) MOCA for diagnosing HIV Neurocognitive Impairment
                        
                       2)  Clarifying Confusion: The Confusion Assessment Method (CAM)





 

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