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MeReC Bulletin Vol 22 No 1: Making decisions better

MeReC Bulletin Vol 22 No 1: Making decisions better | Making Decisions Better | Scoop.it
Supporting the NHS, and those working for it, to improve quality, safety and value for money, in the use of medicines for the benefit of patients and the public.
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START here if you are new to this topic A great introduction and overview 

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20 cognitive biases that screw up your decisions

20 cognitive biases that screw up your decisions | Making Decisions Better | Scoop.it
You make thousands of rational decisions every...
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Nice infographic of some common biases

 

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Nudge economics: has push come to shove for a fashionable theory?

Nudge economics: has push come to shove for a fashionable theory? | Making Decisions Better | Scoop.it
A rival psychologist has debunked the behavioural economics of Daniel Kahneman and the men behind Nudge – once David Cameron's pet thinkers. Tim Adams reports
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Good journalistic  introduction to Kahneman vs Gigerenzer

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Episode 4 − Intuition and Rationality: Some photos - YouTube

In order to improve everyday thinking, we need to understand the difficulties we're operating under and the fact that we can't make fully informed, deliberat...
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Videos from Episode 4  on Intuition and Rationality from  the excellent EdX Think101 MOOC Includes interview with Daniel Kahneman

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Deciding About Fast and Slow Decisions : Academic Medicine

Deciding About Fast and Slow Decisions : Academic Medicine | Making Decisions Better | Scoop.it
“Clinical decision making is a complex process with many independent (and interdependent) variables that need to be separated out in a discrete fashion and then reflected on in real time to preserve the fidelity of clinical practice.”
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Excellent description of the complexity of clinical decision making
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Being wrong -- Launer 88 (1039): 301 -- Postgraduate Medical Journal

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John Launer's typically incisive and reflective take on this subject

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All Doctors are Jackasses - Life in the Fast Lane medical education blog

All Doctors are Jackasses - Life in the Fast Lane medical education blog | Making Decisions Better | Scoop.it
'All Doctors are Jackasses' is the title of a talk I gave at SMACC in March 2013 — here is the description of the talk, the slides, the audio, references and links to resources that will help you learn more.
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The Aussie emergency medicine version. Video or audio plus slides from Chris Nickson

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Prize Lecture by Daniel Kahneman - Media Player at Nobelprize.org

Prize Lecture by Daniel Kahneman - Media Player at Nobelprize.org | Making Decisions Better | Scoop.it
Nobelprize.org, The Official Web Site of the Nobel Prize
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Daniel Kahneman's Nobel Prize Lecture

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Making a Diagnosis: New Models for Old

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Pat Croskerry lecturing at University of Pittsburgh See the master in action! Video + slides

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Kahneman_and_Klein(2009).pdf

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Excellent discussion/debate between Kahneman and Klein on naturalistic decision making vs heuristics and biases approach The section on professional intuitions is particularly pertinent to medicine 

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TEDxNorrkoping. Gerd Gigerenzer on Simple heuristics that make us smart. - YouTube

Gigerenzer gives examples where we can use simple solutions to complex problems, in particular where simple heuristic rules are indispensable for good decisi...
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Gerd Gigerenzer on Simple heuristics that make us smart. Great explanation of why fast can be better not just more frugal and heuristics can be conscious not always unconscious 

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The myth of the rational patient

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(and the rational doctor). There is no disputing the fact that the pressure on the open doors of the NHS - primary care, urgent and emergency care - is unmanageable. One recurring cry from GPs and ...
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The patient perspective from @betabetic excellent piece about decisions patients make about accessing care. Important reminder we all are processing using our own heuristics/biases all the time patients, doctors, all people 

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Exposure to Media Information About a Disease Can Cause Doct ...

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Correspondence should be addressed to Dr. Schmidt, Department of Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, PO Box 1738, 3000 DR, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; telephone: (+31) 104082064; e-mail: Schmidt@fsw.eur.nl.
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From Mindless to Mindful Practice — Cognitive Bias and Clinical ...

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From Mindless to Mindful Practice — Cognitive Bias and Clinical Decision Making Pat Croskerry, M.D., Ph.D. N Engl J Med 2013; 368:2445-2448June 27, 2013 ...
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Recent article and podcast from Pat Croskerry: highly recommended

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Context Is Everything or How Could I Have Been That Stupid?

Context Is Everything or How Could I Have Been That Stupid? | Making Decisions Better | Scoop.it
Best practices, ideas and news in healthcare
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Excellent article by Pat Croskerry Read this second?

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Cognitive Bias VideoSong

A VideoSong on the various types of cognitive bias for my AP Psychology students. Warning... Attention... Achtung... The grammar police (or grammar gestapo) ...
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Cognitive Bias: The Song Might help you remember some of them better

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Colour Changing Card Trick

Visit http://richardwiseman.wordpress.com/ Music by http://www.youtube.com/user/ElectricUnicycleCrew
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Richard Wiseman's demonstration of sensory inattention

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Diagnostic Failure: A Cognitive and Affective Approach - Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation (Volume 2: Concepts and Methodology) - NCBI Bookshelf

Diagnostic Failure: A Cognitive and Affective Approach - Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation (Volume 2: Concepts and Methodology) - NCBI Bookshelf | Making Decisions Better | Scoop.it
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Another great article from Pat Croskerry

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