Cognitive Bias and Diagnostic Errors
The Cognitive Bias and Diagnostic Errors Module is an online learning module that begins with a lesson and contains a 6-question matching diagram with accompanying answers, rationales, and references. When the participant selects the correct answer, immediate feedback (i.e., a rationale) is given explaining why it is the correct answer. If an incorrect answer is selected, the participant is invited to "try again." If an incorrect answer is selected a second time, the correct answer is revealed with the rationale.
Format: Internet-based module beginning with a lesson, and followed by a post-test of 8 questions with accompanying answers, rationales, and references.
CME Credit: Three (3) AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Passing Score: 75% (4/5) required for CME credit
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Articulate the importance of diagnostic error in medicine
- Compare and contrast cognitive error from systems error
- List several common cognitive biases that influence medical decision making
SHM complies with ACCME Standards for Commercial Support by following policies and procedures designed to identify and manage conflicts of interest in Company-supported Society CME programs at all stages in program design and implementation. All programs are developed independent of any sponsor input and do not allow the use of trade names. Furthermore, SHM instructs faculty to present a balanced view of treatment options and reviews material to make sure this is the case. SHM is transparent about all funding received.
CME Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Blackwell Futura Media Services and the Society of Hospital Medicine. Blackwell Futura Media Services is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Blackwell Futura Media Services designates this online activity for 3 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.
James B. Reilly MD, MS
Alexis Ogdie MD
Joan Von Feldt MD, M.Ed
Jennifer S. Myers MD
2016 Update Editor
Richard Mahr, MD
The authors report having no significant financial or advisory relationships with corporate organizations related to this activity.
- 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 3.00 Non-physician