How simple heuristics can improve medical decision making over much more complex solutions

Dr. Gerd Gigerenzer talks about making medical decisions

Heuristics in Medical Decision Making ; video interview of Gerd Gigerenzer – prominent statistician, expert in uncertainty and decision-making.

How are heuristics helpful in real-word situations? Dr. Gigerenzer describes how simple heuristics can improve medical decision making over much more complex solutions. By ignoring much of the available information, simple heuristics often are more stable and robust than strategies that have been optimized based on small data samples. Gerd Gigerenzer explains how their approach has changed the way in which a hospital in Michigan decides on emergency care for heart patients.

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