Can We Trust Best Practices? Six Cognitive Challenges of Evidence-Based Approaches

  title={Can We Trust Best Practices? Six Cognitive Challenges of Evidence-Based Approaches},
  author={D. Klein and D. Woods and G. Klein and S. Perry},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making},
  pages={244 - 254}
  • D. Klein, D. Woods, +1 author S. Perry
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making
  • There is a growing popularity of data-driven best practices in a variety of fields. Although we applaud the impulse to replace anecdotes with evidence, it is important to appreciate some of the cognitive constraints on promulgating best practices to be used by practitioners. We use the evidence-based medicine (EBM) framework that has become popular in health care to raise questions about whether the approach is consistent with how people actually make decisions to manage patient safety. We… CONTINUE READING
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