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01-11-2013 | Review Article | Uitgave 5-6/2013 Open Access

Perspectives on Medical Education 5-6/2013

Cognitive schemes and strategies in diagnostic and therapeutic decision making: a primer for trainees

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Perspectives on Medical Education > Uitgave 5-6/2013
Auteur:
Imad Salah Ahmed Hassan

Abstract

Unlike novices, expert clinicians develop refined schemes and strategies that predictably allow them to provide a better quality, prompt and less error-prone patient care input. Empowering novices with cognitive aids or mental schemes as early as possible in their clinical career may significantly improve their critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills. These cognitive aids may also improve trainees’ use of evidence-based medicine in addition to reducing their diagnostic errors and improving their therapeutic care inputs.
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