Disparities in health care: How physician heuristics can negatively impact patient outcomes
Every physician, regardless of their specialty, vividly remembers their experiences during grand rounds as a medical student or resident. A preceptor, senior resident, or attending physician would lead a pack of eager students and residents from room to room on the clinical ward. Suddenly, the pack would stop, and the questioning would begin.
“What are the top differential diagnoses?”
“What test do we need to order?”
These memories linger because they are how …