How Doctors Think?
Dr. Binal Doshi
How Doctors Think?
"Doctors typically begin to diagnose patients the moment they meet them. Even before they conduct an examination, they are interpreting a patient’s appearance: his complexion, the tilt of his head, the movements of his eyes and mouth, the way he sits or stands up, the sound of his breathing..."

"To make diagnoses, most doctors rely on shortcuts and rules of thumb—known in psychology as “heuristics.”

"Heuristics are indispensable in medicine; physicians, particularly in emergency rooms, must often make quick judgments about how to treat a patient, on the basis of a few, potentially serious symptoms."

"But, just as heuristics can help doctors save lives, they can also lead them to make grave errors...."

Interesting Article - http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2007/01/29/whats-the-trouble
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Dr. K●●●●n D●●●i
Dr. K●●●●n D●●●i Orthopaedics
It' s true for almost any action you perform - mind continues to be the sharpest Data analyser
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Dr. T●●●●●u P●●●●d
Dr. T●●●●●u P●●●●d Emergency Medicine
Heuristics - In the ER its an indispensable method since it takes much off cognitive load and gets you going from the moment you see the patient.
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Dr. K●●●●n D●●●i
Dr. K●●●●n D●●●i Orthopaedics
AI is a big threat which competes with human mind - need to watch future tech progress
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