BOOK REVIEW -
How Doctors Think, Author: Jerome Groopman, MD
By Paul Cerrato – Why do physicians need a diagnostic aid? For one thing, there’s just too much information out there for any one doctor to master. But there’s also a less obvious reason.
In How Doctors Think, Jerome Groopman, MD, from Harvard Medical School, points out that physicians are prone to certain cognitive errors, and several of those can be addressed by information technology. In fact, one study that looked at 100 incorrect diagnoses found that only one in four resulted from a lack of medical knowledge. The other mistakes were the result of these cognitive traps. more> http://twurl.nl/ivomqv