Tag Cognitive Bias
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Are you Satisficed?

Review these chest radiographs of an ICU patient with respiratory deterioration. What has been missed? What cognitive bias contributed to the error?
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You are handed over a patient by a colleague (that's a 'handoff' to you Yanks)... He says he would usually send a patient like this home, but as the d-dimer is pending he suggests the patient should wait for the result.

The trouble with cognitive biases

Don't get me wrong, I am a big fan of Pat Croskerry and metacognition but I do wonder whether the rest of the medical profession has become a bit fixated on cognitive biases.