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YQSR seminar: To improve diagnosis, intervene as soon as it starts.

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Bradford Royal Infirmary

Duckworth Lane

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The Yorkshire Quality and Safety Research Group continues its programme of seminars:


To improve diagnosis, intervene as soon as it starts.

Dr. Olga Kostopoulou: Reader in Medical Decision Making, Imperial College London


The talk will be followed by food and refreshments.


Abstract

The early stages of judgement are the most critical for the final outcome of the diagnostic process. I will present studies that used different methodologies to measure the influence of this early stage on the diagnostic process and outcome. I will also present the design of a computerised diagnostic support system (DSS) prototype for General Practitioners. Designed to support the early stages of the diagnostic process, the DSS prototype was recently evaluated in a study with GPs consulting with standardised patients (actors).


Biography

Olga studied Psychology at the National University of Athens, Greece, and obtained her MSc and PhD in Psychology from Cardiff University. Prior to her current position, she held academic positions at King’s College London, and the University of Birmingham. Her main research interest is the application of psychology theory and methods to the study of medical decisions. She has conducted research on medical judgement in a variety of healthcare settings, using predominantly quantitative experimental methods. She aims to understand the cognitive biases that can lead to diagnostic error and delay, and test ways of reducing bias and supporting judgement. Her research has been funded by Cancer Research UK, the EU and the DoH. She is Associate Editor of the journal Medical Decision Making, has served as elected Trustee on the Board of the Society, and has chaired the Society’s biennial European meeting in London (June 2016). She has given short courses and MSc modules on the psychology of medical decision making to UK and international audiences.


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Where in the hospital is the Sovereign Lecture Theatre? Please click here for the hospital site map

What are my parking options at the seminar? Pay and display visitor parking is available at the hospital, please click here for details. Alternatively, there is limited free on-road parking within a short walk of the hospital site.

Who should I contact with questions about this event? Please contact the seminar organisers Ruth Baxter (Ruth.baxter@bthft.nhs.uk) or Liz Thorp (Liz.Thorp@bthft.nhs.uk)

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