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Published: 24 July 2020

324 Pages


ISBN: 9780190088743

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The Cognitive Autopsy

A Root Cause Analysis of Medical Decision Making

Pat Croskerry

  • Analyzes medical error and diagnostic failure in 42 clinical cases
  • Presents a novel approach to diagnostic error that targets the cognitive processes behind clinical decision making
  • Unequivocally illustrates how cognitive biases and other flaws in decision making lie at the root of diagnostic error, rather than knowledge deficits

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