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Cognitive Errors and Diagnostic Mistakes

A Case-Based Guide to Critical Thinking in Medicine

  • Jonathan Howard

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  28. Back Matter
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About this book

Introduction

This case-based book illustrates and explores common cognitive biases and their consequences in the practice of medicine. The book begins with an introduction that explains the concept of cognitive errors and their importance in clinical medicine and current controversies within healthcare. The core of the book features chapters dedicated to particular cognitive biases; cases are presented and followed by a discussion of the clinician's rationale and an overview of the particular cognitive bias. Engaging and easy to read, this text provides strategies on minimizing cognitive errors in various medical and professional settings.

Keywords

Cognitive errors Misdiagnosis Diagnostic error Patient safety Best practices in healthcare Aggregate bias

Authors and affiliations

  • Jonathan Howard
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  1. 1.Neurology and PsychiatryNYU Langone Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93224-8
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-93223-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-93224-8
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