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Cognitive Errors and Diagnostic Mistakes

A Case-Based Guide to Critical Thinking in Medicine

Authors: Howard, Jonathan

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  • First case-based book illustrating cognitive biases and their consequences in the practice of medicine
  • Provides strategies on minimizing cognitive errors
  • Engaging and easy-to-read
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This case-based book illustrates and explores common cognitive biases and their consequences in the practice of medicine. The book begins with an introduction that explains the concept of cognitive errors and their importance in clinical medicine and current controversies within healthcare. The core of the book features chapters dedicated to particular cognitive biases; cases are presented and followed by a discussion of the clinician's rationale and an overview of the particular cognitive bias. Engaging and easy to read, this text provides strategies on minimizing cognitive errors in various medical and professional settings.

About the authors

Jonathan Howard MD

Assistant Professor, Neurology and Psychiatry

NYU Langone Medical Center

New York, NY


Reviews

“This book is a textbook explaining our cognitive errors. Its theme is medicine but the same errors occur everywhere. We all need to understand our psychological foibles in order to think clearly about every aspect of our lives and to make the best decisions. Every doctor would benefit from reading this book, and I wish it could be required reading in medical schools. I wish everyone who considers trying CAM would read it first.” (Sciene-Based Medicine, sciencebasedmedicine.org, January, 2019)​

Table of contents (30 chapters)

Table of contents (30 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-14

    Howard, Jonathan, MD

  • Ambiguity Effect

    Pages 15-19

    Howard, Jonathan, MD

  • Bandwagon Effect and Authority Bias

    Pages 21-56

    Howard, Jonathan, MD

  • Confirmation Bias, Motivated Cognition, the Backfire Effect

    Pages 57-88

    Howard, Jonathan, MD

  • Curse of Knowledge

    Pages 89-91

    Howard, Jonathan, MD

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eBook $19.99
$44.99 (listprice)
price for USA in USD
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-93224-8
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $29.99
$59.99 (listprice)
price for USA in USD
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-93223-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cognitive Errors and Diagnostic Mistakes
Book Subtitle
A Case-Based Guide to Critical Thinking in Medicine
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-93224-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-93224-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-93223-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 588
Number of Illustrations
46 b/w illustrations, 200 illustrations in colour
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