Understanding our mistakes: a primer on errors in clinical reasoning.

  title={Understanding our mistakes: a primer on errors in clinical reasoning.},
  author={Robert R Kempainen and Mary Bascom Migeon and Fredric M. Wolf},
  journal={Medical teacher},
  volume={25 2},
Clinical reasoning allows physicians to move from areas of clinical uncertainty to points where the medical literature offers guidance, and is equally important in deducing whether the results of clinical trials are applicable to an individual patient. However, studies in the field of cognitive psychology indicate that the reasoning skills of clinicians are imperfect. Moreover, clinicians may be aware of their mistakes but often do not understand the cognitive processes underlying their errors… CONTINUE READING


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