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Is Bias Limiting Your Effectiveness as a Prehospital Provider?


The Ditch Doc EM Podcast: Episode 8


Show Notes


What is Bias?

Merriam Webster defines bias as: an inclination of temperament or outlook; especially a personal and sometimes unreasoned judgment

How Can Bias Affect Providers?


Misinterpretation of Research

Diagnosis Errors

Confusing Experience with Bias

How Can We Avoid Bias?

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