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Decision making

Debbie Rosenorn-Lanng

in Human Factors in Healthcare: Level Two

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print September 2015 | ISBN: 9780199670611
Published online October 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191810725 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199670611.003.0003
Decision making

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This chapter looks at how the information used to generate a shared mental model can then be used to make sound healthcare decisions. It also explores the barriers that might be encountered during these processes.

By considering the naturalistic approach to decision making, rule-based, recognition-primed, option generation, and creative modes are explored in depth. Examples are compared using emergency clinical, routine clinical, an emerging emergency, and non-clinical episodes.

By exploring some real errors in both diagnostic and treatment decisions, the chapter illustrates some pitfalls that...

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Subjects: Clinical Medicine

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