Lars Jørgen Østergaard

Utilsigtet blindhed i den diagnostiske proces

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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 is 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?

Original languageDanish
Article numberV08170596
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Volume179
Issue51
Number of pages4
ISSN0041-5782
Publication statusPublished - 18 Dec 2017

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  • English Abstract, Journal Article

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