How did medical errors become the #3 cause of death in the US
A decision heuristics science analysis.
21 MAY, 2020
It's scary to think that your Healthcare may kill you. But that indeed is the unfortunate truth for tens of thousands of Americans, whose deaths are direct results of medical errors. While the issue is multi-faceted and involves several stakeholders, mitigating medical errors requires a closer look at the behavioral drivers involved. In this white paper, Newristics uses decision heuristic science to examine three areas contributing to the perpetuation of medical errors as they exist in the current system in the United States, and a fourth area that we should keep in mind as we seek to minimize this disturbing trend.