Doctors’ clinical judgement worsens as the day progresses due to ‘decision fatigue’, a US study has found. To investigate how the time of day influences medical decision making, researchers looked at the rates of ordering of guideline-recommended cancer screening tests by physicians in 33 primary care practices. They found that clinicians’ ordering rates of breast ...
Decision fatigue erodes doctors’ judgement as the day progresses
By David Rowley
20 May 2019