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A Novel Intervention to Make Heuristics a Source of Power for Physicians

PI: Deepika Mohan, MD, MPH

Funding: NIH Director's New Innovator Award, DP2LM012339 (Project period: 9/20/15 to 6/19/20)

Heuristics (intuitive judgments) play an important role in the decision making of physicians - particularly for time-sensitive conditions. When calibrated poorly, heuristics result in predictable errors in judgment. An intervention that recalibrates heuristics has the potential to save lives, by helping physicians to make better decisions under time-pressure.