‘Cognitive biases plus’: covert subverters of healthcare evidence

  title={‘Cognitive biases plus’: covert subverters of healthcare evidence},
  author={Shashi S Seshia and Michael Makhinson and G. Bryan Young},
  journal={Evidence-Based Medicine},
  pages={41 - 45}
The evidence-based medicine (EBM) paradigm has been associated with many benefits, but there have also been ‘some negative consequences’. In part, the consequences may be attributable to: (1) limitations in some of the tenets of EBM, and (2) flawed or unethical decisions in healthcare related organisations. We hypothesise that at the core of both is a cascade of predominantly unconscious cognitive processes we have syndromically termed ‘cognitive biases plus’, with conflicts of interest (CoIs… 
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