Cognitive biases affect clinical judgmentBMJ 2011; 343 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d7705 (Published 29 November 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7705
- Ibrahim Imam, consultant neurologist1
- 1Torbay Hospital, Torquay TQ2 7AA, UK
Berghmans and Schouten highlight the role of cognitive errors in causing delayed diagnoses.1 The problem seemed to be localising the site of a pathological process rather than diagnosing a rare disease. With hindsight, severe back pain, difficulty in walking, and leg spasms should have prompted early magnetic resonance imaging or a specialist …
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