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Perceptual error in medical practice

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an examination of perceptual errors in clinical settings
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Medical errors are major hazards, and lapses in non-technical skills such as situational awareness contribute to most incidents. Risks are concentrated in acute care, and in crisis situations clinicians can apparently ignore vital information. Poor workplace ergonomics contributes to risk.

Existing work into perceptual errors offers insights, but these phenomena have been little researched in medicine. This thesis considers medical non-technical skills and how they a... Expand abstract

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Clinical Neurosciences
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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