Error risk in the decision making process

Pier Luigi Baldi

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Abstract

This research starts from the assumption, widely observed in literature, that stress and distraction involve risks of error, especially in high-density decision making work situations, including Urgent Care -Emergency Departments. Three groups of undergraduates, 20 subjects each, were given fifteen multiple-choice logical questions: one group worked under stress; the second group worked under stress and was distracted twice; the third group worked under conditions that were neither stressful nor disturbing. The highest number of correct answers was generally scored by those working under quiet conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-40
Number of pages4
JournalEMERGENCY CARE JOURNAL
Volume10
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Decision making
  • Emergency Department
  • Error risk

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