Clinical decision making

The importance of optimal clinical decision making is increasingly recognised within critical care and the society has been very fortunate to have had the priviledge of one of the field’s leads, Professor Pat Crosskerry, share his expertise. Dr Croskerry has kindly agreed to post his lectures on our website (links below) and Dr Graham Nimmo has prepared a brief introductory presentation on clinical decision making.

Introduction to CDM

Dr Crosskerry Mike Telfer lecture

Dr Crosskerry Thinking


Croskerry P. The Cognitive Imperative: Thinking about How We Think. Em Med. 2000; 7:1223–1231

Wears RL, Perry SJ. Human factors and ergonomics in the emergency department. Ann Emerg Med. August 2002;40:206-212.

Croskerry P. The Importance of Cognitive Errors in Diagnosis and Strategies to Minimize Them. Acad. Med. 2003;78:775–780

Croskerry P. Achieving Quality in Clinical Decision Making: Cognitive Strategies and Detection of Bias. Acad Em Med. 2002;9:1184–1204

Croskerry P. Cognitive Forcing Strategies in Clinical Decision making. Ann Emerg Med. 2003;41:110-120

Croskerry P. When Diagnoses Fail. New Insights, Old Thinking. The Canadian Journal of CME . Nov 2003, 51-57

Croskerry P. Achilles heels of the ED: Delayed or missed diagnoses. ED Legal Letter™. Oct 2003;14:109-120

Croskerry P. The theory and practice of clinical decision-making.Can J Anesth. 2005;52:R1–R8

Croskerry P. Critical Thinking and Decision making: Avoiding the Perils of Thin-Slicing. Ann Emerg Med. 2006;48:720-722