Role of cognition in generating and mitigating clinical errors.
Patel VL, Kannampallil TG, Shortliffe EH. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015 May 2; [Epub ahead of print].
Cognition has been recognized as a human factor that can contribute to failures in health care. This review examines cognitive aspects of human error that affect patient safety, methods to augment detection of flawed decision-making, and the potential for educational approaches like virtual reality simulation to train physicians to manage cognitive error once it occurs. A past AHRQ WebM&M interview with Dr. Pat Croskerry explored the role of cognition in medical error.
The natural history of recovery for the healthcare provider "second victim" after adverse patient events.
Scott SD, Hirschinger LE, Cox KR, McCoig M, Brandt J, Hall LW. Qual Saf Health Care. 2009;18:325-330.
The role of talking (and keeping silent) in physician coping with medical error: a qualitative study.
May N, Plews-Ogan M. Patient Educ Couns. 2012;88:449-454.
Burnout and satisfaction with work-life balance among US physicians relative to the general US population.
Shanafelt TD, Boone S, Tan L, et al. Arch Intern Med. 2012;172:1377-1385.
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