Need to know: the need for cognitive closure impacts the clinical practice of obstetrician/gynecologists

  title={Need to know: the need for cognitive closure impacts the clinical practice of obstetrician/gynecologists},
  author={Greta B. Raglan and Maxim Babush and Victoria A. Farrow and Arie W. Kruglanski and Jay Schulkin},
  booktitle={BMC Med. Inf. & Decision Making},
BACKGROUND Need for cognitive closure (NFCC) has been shown to be a consistent and measurable trait. It has effects on decision making and has been associated with more rapid decision making, higher reliance on heuristics or biases for decision making, reduced tolerance for ambiguity, and reduced interest in searching for alternatives. In medical practice, these tendencies may lead to lower quality of decision making. METHODS This study measured NFCC in 312 obstetrician/gynecologists using a… CONTINUE READING

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