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330:781-783.

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Introduction

Psychologists have studied the cognitive processes involved in decision making extensively and have identified many factors that lead people astray. Because doctors’ decisions have profound effects on their patients’ health, these decisions should be of the best possible quality. All doctors should therefore be aware of possible pitfalls in medical decision making and take steps to avoid these unnecessary errors. In this article, I present five examples of cognitive biases that can affect medical decision making and offer suggestions for avoiding them.

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