TITLE

Learning to make better clinical decisions

AUTHOR(S)
Leung, Yee Ling; Adesara, Sonia; Burr, Dr Steven
PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);Nov2011, Vol. 72 Issue 11, p642
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses how integration of analysis and intuition adds to the accuracy of clinical decision making to achieve the most favorable patient outcomes. It reviews the steps required into making an optimum clinical decision, which includes prerequisite preliminary steps, an analytical cycle of steps and intuitive actions. The article also presents tips on how to minimize cognitive biases in clinical decisions.
ACCESSION #
70569094

 

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