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Cognitive Bias and Decision Making

Author: Dr. Dave Hill

Thinking about a recent M&M case and the roles that bias plays in how patient care is delivered, I don’t think I could say it better than the Drs. at EM Ottawa (emottawablog.com).

“Clinical decision making is an extremely complex process, and healthcare professionals often develop adaptive mechanisms [heuristics or biases] as we are faced with repeated similar experiences in a busy clinical environment.”

Meningitis

Author: Dr. Trevor Landas Defined as inflammation of the meninges, or covering layers of the central nervous system, meningitis has a high morbidity and mortality if not identified and treated…

COPD

COPD is one of the more common respiratory issues we encounter in the ED. It affects approximately 5% of the US population and is the 3rd leading cause of death and 12th leading cause of morbidity in the US.