Learning to read–all over again

By Charles Turkelson, PhD

Identifying bias requires a different “read”

With the increased emphasis on developing clinical practice guidelines and Technology Overviews, many AAOS fellows are spending more time reading medical literature. Unfortunately, much of that literature is of less than optimal quality and seemingly contradictory. As a result, it’s all too tempting to believe the information that supports what you already think is true and discount the information that disagrees with your opinion. In fact, a considerable body of psychological research shows that people tend to do just that.

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