Why do doctors make mistakes? A study of the role of salient distracting clinical features.


PURPOSE Diagnostic errors have been attributed to faulty reasoning and cognitive biases, but minimizing errors requires understanding the mechanisms underlying biases. The authors investigated whether salient distracting features (SDFs)-case findings that tend to grab physicians' attention because they are strongly associated with a particular disease, but… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000077