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Training to minimize errors in MEdical Decision making by Mind Map: Training to minimize errors in MEdical Decision making
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Training to minimize errors in MEdical Decision making

Keynote opening lecture of #AMEE2010, Glasgow, Education conference by Itiel Dror

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i.dror@ucl.ac.uk

The human element

stands at the heart of error in medical decision making

Must deal with medical decision making error through understanding of human cognition and the medical environment

Not an issue of public policy

The medical environment is prone to error - PROBLEM -

Time pressure

Piecemeal

Technology

Human cognition

Prone to errors, due to cognitive architecture

"The mind is not a camera" (from "perception is Far from Perfection") -

lost less of the slide

Some examples are shown on how our brain can fool us

The way forward

Training to reduce errors