Anchors Away

Anchors away

In this Heartbeat we talk with a child abuse pediatrician who has seen what happens when we can’t see past a single diagnosis. She defines anchoring bias, how it can trip us up, and how to see past it.

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Host:

Dr. Julia Magaña, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis.

Guest:

Antoinette “Tony” Laskey MD, MPH, MBA Professor of Pediatrics and Division Chief University of Utah Pediatrics. She is also the medical director of Safe and Healthy Families, a child abuse assessment and treatment center.

Resources:

How doctors think by Jerome Groopman https://www.amazon.com/How-Doctors-Think-Jerome-Groopman-ebook/dp/B003JTHWGE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1525122494&sr=8-1&keywords=how+doctors+think

Pat Croskerry, MD: Gating the holes in the Swiss cheese (part I): Expanding professor Reason’s model for patient safety. (link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29168290)

Seshia SS, Bryan Young G, Makhinson M, Smith PA, Stobart K, Croskerry P. J Eval Clin Pract. 2018 Feb;24(1):187-197. doi: 10.1111/jep.12847. Epub 2017 Nov 23

Read Jon Ilgen, MD (@Jon_Ilgen) EM tweet about cognitive biases.

Thank you to the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine for supporting this podcast and to Orlando Magaña at OM Audio Productions for audio production services.