Pat Croskerry

Summary

Affiliation: Dalhousie University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Overconfidence in clinical decision making
    Pat Croskerry
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Am J Med 121:S24-9. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Commentary: Lowly interns, more is merrier, and the Casablanca Strategy
    Pat Croskerry
    Department of Emergency Medicine and Division of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Acad Med 86:8-10. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint A universal model of diagnostic reasoning
    Pat Croskerry
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Division of Medical Education, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Acad Med 84:1022-8. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Clinical cognition and diagnostic error: applications of a dual process model of reasoning
    Pat Croskerry
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Dalhousie University, NS, Canada
    Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract 14:27-35. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Perspectives on diagnostic failure and patient safety
    Pat Croskerry
    MD, PhD, is a clinical consultant in patient safety, professor in Emergency Medicine, and director of the Critical Thinking Program in the Division of Medical Education at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia He can be reached by e mail at
    Healthc Q 15:50-6. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Perspectives on diagnostic failure and patient safety
    Pat Croskerry
    MD, PhD, is a clinical consultant in patient safety, professor in Emergency Medicine, and director of the Critical Thinking Program in the Division of Medical Education at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia He can be reached by e mail at
    Nurs Leadersh (Tor Ont) 25:50-6. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Better clinical decision making and reducing diagnostic error
    P Croskerry
    Department of Emergency Medicine and Division of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, QE II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax Infirmary, 1796 Summer Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J R Coll Physicians Edinb 41:155-62. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Emotional influences in patient safety
    Pat Croskerry
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Patient Saf 6:199-205. 2010
  9. pmc Cognitive debiasing 2: impediments to and strategies for change
    Pat Croskerry
    Division of Medical Education, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    BMJ Qual Saf 22:ii65-ii72. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Consensus on paramedic clinical decisions during high-acuity emergency calls: results of a Canadian Delphi study
    Jan L Jensen
    Division of Emergency Medical Services, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
    CJEM 13:310-8. 2011

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. doi request reprint Overconfidence in clinical decision making
    Pat Croskerry
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Am J Med 121:S24-9. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Commentary: Lowly interns, more is merrier, and the Casablanca Strategy
    Pat Croskerry
    Department of Emergency Medicine and Division of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Acad Med 86:8-10. 2011
    ..Passive learning is enhanced in supportive environments. Throughout, those who supervise and teach should provide effective models...
  3. ncbi request reprint A universal model of diagnostic reasoning
    Pat Croskerry
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Division of Medical Education, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Acad Med 84:1022-8. 2009
    ..He also emphasizes the complexity of decision making in actual clinical situations and the urgent need for more research to help clinicians gain additional insight and understanding regarding their decision making...
  4. doi request reprint Clinical cognition and diagnostic error: applications of a dual process model of reasoning
    Pat Croskerry
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Dalhousie University, NS, Canada
    Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract 14:27-35. 2009
    ..Importantly, specific operating characteristics of the model explain how diagnostic failure occurs...
  5. ncbi request reprint Perspectives on diagnostic failure and patient safety
    Pat Croskerry
    MD, PhD, is a clinical consultant in patient safety, professor in Emergency Medicine, and director of the Critical Thinking Program in the Division of Medical Education at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia He can be reached by e mail at
    Healthc Q 15:50-6. 2012
    ..At the end of a long career in medical decision-making, Elstein (2009) estimated that diagnostic failure across the board in medicine was in the order of 15%...
  6. ncbi request reprint Perspectives on diagnostic failure and patient safety
    Pat Croskerry
    MD, PhD, is a clinical consultant in patient safety, professor in Emergency Medicine, and director of the Critical Thinking Program in the Division of Medical Education at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia He can be reached by e mail at
    Nurs Leadersh (Tor Ont) 25:50-6. 2012
    ..At the end of a long career in medical decision-making, Elstein (2009) estimated that diagnostic failure across the board in medicine was in the order of 15%...
  7. doi request reprint Better clinical decision making and reducing diagnostic error
    P Croskerry
    Department of Emergency Medicine and Division of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, QE II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax Infirmary, 1796 Summer Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J R Coll Physicians Edinb 41:155-62. 2011
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Emotional influences in patient safety
    Pat Croskerry
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Patient Saf 6:199-205. 2010
    ..How providers feel, their emotional or affective state, may exert a significant, unintended influence on their patients, and may compromise safety...
  9. pmc Cognitive debiasing 2: impediments to and strategies for change
    Pat Croskerry
    Division of Medical Education, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    BMJ Qual Saf 22:ii65-ii72. 2013
    ..We also emphasise the importance of introducing these concepts and corollary development of training in critical thinking in the undergraduate level in medical education. ..
  10. ncbi request reprint Consensus on paramedic clinical decisions during high-acuity emergency calls: results of a Canadian Delphi study
    Jan L Jensen
    Division of Emergency Medical Services, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
    CJEM 13:310-8. 2011
    ..A secondary objective was to measure agreement among paramedics and medical director panel members...
  11. pmc Cognitive debiasing 1: origins of bias and theory of debiasing
    Pat Croskerry
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Medical Education, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    BMJ Qual Saf 22:ii58-ii64. 2013
    ..This decoupling step appears to be the critical feature of cognitive and affective debiasing. ..
  12. doi request reprint Deciding about fast and slow decisions
    Pat Croskerry
    Dr Croskerry is professor and director, Critical Thinking Program, Division of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Dr Petrie is professor of emergency medicine and professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, and Chief, Capital District Health Authority Department of Emergency Medicine, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Dr Reilly is associate director, Internal Medicine Residency, Allegheny General Hospital, Western Pennsylvania Hospital Educational Consortium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Dr Tait is assistant professor, Departments of Surgery and Anesthesia, and staff scientist, Department of Anesthesia, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Acad Med 89:197-200. 2014
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Profiles in patient safety: A "perfect storm" in the emergency department
    Samuel G Campbell
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Acad Emerg Med 14:743-9. 2007
    ..They offer practical suggestions whereby clinicians may decrease their chances of becoming victims of these influences...
  14. ncbi request reprint Cognitive forcing strategies in clinical decisionmaking
    Pat Croskerry
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Ann Emerg Med 41:110-20. 2003
    ..The adoption of this method provides a systematic approach to cognitive root-cause analysis in the avoidance of adverse outcomes associated with delayed or missed diagnoses and with the clinical management of specific cases...
  15. ncbi request reprint Context is everything or how could I have been that stupid?
    Pat Croskerry
    Department of Emergency Medicine, and Division of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Healthc Q 12:e171-6. 2009
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint The importance of cognitive errors in diagnosis and strategies to minimize them
    Pat Croskerry
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Acad Med 78:775-80. 2003
    ..Considerable potential exists for reducing cognitive diagnostic errors with this approach. The author provides an extensive list of CDRs and a list of strategies to reduce diagnostic errors...
  17. pmc Paramedic clinical decision making during high acuity emergency calls: design and methodology of a Delphi study
    Jan L Jensen
    Division of Emergency Medical Services, Department of Emergency Medicine, Dalhousie University, 1796 Summer Street, Room 3021, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    BMC Emerg Med 9:17. 2009
    ..This study will utilize the Delphi technique to establish consensus on the most important instances of paramedic clinical decision making during high acuity emergency calls, as they relate to clinical outcome and patient safety...
  18. ncbi request reprint Profiles in patient safety: medication errors in the emergency department
    Pat Croskerry
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Dartmouth General Hospital, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Acad Emerg Med 11:289-99. 2004
    ..Except in very limited and defined situations, physicians should not administer medications. Adherence to defined roles would reduce the team communication errors that are a common theme in the cases described here...