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Utilsigtet blindhed i den diagnostiske proces

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Amalie Middelboe Andersen1, Jan K.B. Friis2 & Lars J. Østergaard3 1) Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Københavns Universitet2) Afdeling for Sundhedstjenesteforskning, Center for Sundhed og Samfund, Københavns Universitet3) Institut for Klinisk Medicin – Infektionssygdomme, Aarhus Universitetshospital

Ugeskr Læger 2017;179:V08170596
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Amalie Middelboe Andersen, Jan K.B. Friis & Lars J. Østergaard:

Inattentional blindness in the diagnostic process

Ugeskr Læger 2017;179:V08170596

When engaged in a demanding task of visual perception we tend to become blind to stimuli, which are not part of our primary task – a bias known as inattentional blindness. This article studies inattentional blindness in radiologists’ interpretation of scans. Furthermore, it will be discussed, how attention – being a limited resource – is distributed in the diagnostic process. Does focus on one diagnosis make us blind to findings supporting a differential diagnosis? Does focus on typing patient data into electronic health records draw attention away from the general clinical view of the patient?

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