Decision Making in Emergency Medicine

Biases, Errors and Solutions

Editors: Raz, Manda, Pouryahya, Pourya (Eds.)

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  • Discusses the commonest types of cognitive biases, errors and barriers in emergency medicine
  • Presents clinical scenarios relevant to the practicing and teaching emergency doctor
  • Offers solutions and antidotes to some of the biases, errors and barriers discussed
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About this book

The book covers various scenarios when errors, biases and systemic barriers prevail in emergency medicine, discusses their impact, and then offers solutions to mitigate their undesired outcomes. The process of clinical reasoning in emergency medicine is a complex exercise in cognition, judgment and problem-solving that is prone to mistakes. The book presents various cases written by a team of emergency specialists and trainees in an engaging format that is helpful for the practicing and teaching emergency doctor and trainees.

The book discusses 60 different types of biases and errors with clinical cases, and knowledge of strategies to mitigate them—a concept known as ‘cognitive debiasing’ that has the potential to reduce diagnostic error, and therefore, morbidity and mortality. It aims to help the readers during assessment of patients in the emergency department. Each chapter includes 4 cases illustrating the bias, error or barrier discussed, followed by a potential solution.

This book helps in polishing the thinking and behavior of the readers so to potentially enhance their clinical competence in emergency department.

About the authors

Dr Manda Raz is an Australian doctor affiliated with Peninsula Health in Melbourne, with broad interest in academia, research and acute care medicine. He completed his MBBS from Monash University, Australia. Dr Raz is the recipient of several scholarships, awards and medals for his academic achievements and contribution to empirical research and clinical governance. He is also the author and editor of multiple books and reference works spanning a number of clinical, legal and administrative specialties.

Associate Professor Pourya Pouryahya, MD, FACEM, GC ClinEpi, CCPU, M Traumatology, MPH; is a Consultant Emergency Physician, Director of Emergency Medicine Research (DEMR), Monash Health, Casey hospital, Australia. A/Prof Pouryahya is a highly recognised Clinical Associate Professor at Monash University School of Clinical Sciences with double masters in traumatology and public health. He has special interests in trauma, sepsis and critical care, point of care ultrasound (PoCUS), biostatistics, and bias in medicine. A/Prof Pouryahya also serves as the co-chair of Monash Health fellowship teaching program and biannual Victorian fellowship practice exam, and leads the Monash Emergency-Monash Health sepsis and Casey Hospital-Monash Health emergency department ultrasound groups. He also serves on the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) court of examiners (COE), primary examination viva deputy chair, primary and fellowship exams standard setting panels.

Table of contents (61 chapters)

Table of contents (61 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-16-0143-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-16-0142-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Decision Making in Emergency Medicine
Book Subtitle
Biases, Errors and Solutions
Editors
  • Manda Raz
  • Pourya Pouryahya
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-16-0143-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-16-0143-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-16-0142-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 394
Number of Illustrations
1 illustrations in colour
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