Posts Tagged ‘decision making’

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September 5th, 2011

Base-Rate Neglect: A Common Clinical Fallacy

Estimating probabilities subjectively can lead to indiscriminate testing.


August 25th, 2011

“Numbers Traps” in Clinical Practice

As we make clinical decisions every day, we assess probabilities in a subjective fashion. And in doing so, we tend to fall into very predictable traps — traps we can get better at avoiding if we learn about how they ensnare us. That requires familiarizing ourselves with a bit of history. Several decades ago Casscells and […]


August 17th, 2011

How Cardiologists Think

Today on CardioExchange, we launch a new mini-series of blog posts on decision making in cardiology. Dr. John E. Brush explores the conscious and unconscious mental strategies that cardiologists use in their everyday work and asks you to examine your own decision-making processes. The aim: to foster a rich dialogue about how we do what we […]