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Revista médica de Chile

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PENA G, Luis. Description of clinical thinking by the dual-process theory. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2012, vol.140, n.6, pp.806-810. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872012000600017.

Background: Clinical thinking is a very complex process that can be described by the dual-process theory, it has an intuitive part (that recognizes patterns) and an analytical part (that tests hypotheses). It is vulnerable to cognitive bias that professionals must be aware of, to minimize diagnostic errors.

Keywords : Diagnosis, dual (Psychiatry); Diagnostic errors; Diagnostic techniques and procedures.

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