“Can I talk with you about a patient you saw who presented with gastroenteritis-like symptoms? It turned out to be an appendicitis”. Oops!
Mistakes do happen in clinical practice, and there are cognitive biases that may cloud our judgement. In the Patient Safety lecture, we will review potential cognitive biases with you. In the Patient Safety small group, we will go through a few cases that illustrate how cognitive biases can occur and think of ways to prevent them.