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Decision Making in the Intensive Care Unit

24 March 2015

Iain Gilchrist, Andreas Jarvstad and Gaurav Malhotra from the School of Experimental Psychology have been working clinicians from the Bristol Royal Infirmary Intensive Care Unit to study how both doctors and nurses make decision in this complex and demanding environment.

A modern Intensive Care Unit contains an array of machines to monitor and support patients and these machines are often logging vast amounts of data.  But at the heart of this environment remains highly skills professionals who have to make many complex and inter-related decision about the care of the patients.  In this study we are investigating how the structure of the environment can influence the decisions made.    

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