Journal of Experimental Psychology Applies Devotes Entire Issue to Cognition and Medical Malpractice

A special issue of the American Psychological Association’s Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied looks at how medical professionals can be better prepared to reduce medical malpractice mistakes.  The issue includes 7 peer reviewed papers about cognition and medical decision making.  The researchers looked at eye movements, visual scanning, the effect of cameras and illustrations and other techniques to determine how cognition impacts medical mistakes.

All kinds of patient safety issues from the failure to diagnosis to dispensing improper medication to surgical errors are included in this important issue.

Our Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyers hope that the research is well received and that there are easy to implement changes that can reduce the number of medical malpractice injuries and fatalities suffered in the Commonwealth as a result.