Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 July 2020

324 Pages


ISBN: 9780190088743

Also Available As:


Bookseller Code (AU)

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

Also of Interest