Medical decision making

Medical decision making

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How are heuristics helpful in real-word situations? Dr. Gigerenzer describes how simple heuristics can improve medical decision making over much more complex solutions. By ignoring much of the available information, simple heuristics often are more stable and robust than strategies that have been optimized based on small data samples. He explains how their approach has changed the way in which a hospital in Michigan decides on emergency care for heart patients.
Tags:
cognitive psychology, medical decision making, heuristics, decision making, application
Duration:
00:07:37