Jacky Hooftman PhD candidate


Clinical reasoning

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My PhD research at Amsterdam UMC (VUmc) is focused on the decisions that physicians make during the diagnostic process. We want to know where suboptimal decisions occur, what their causes are, and which risk factors exist. To reach this goal, we are conducting a record review with prospectively included patients, supplemented with an interview with involved clinicians. As part of this study, we are also interested in the experience of the patient during the diagnostic process.

In addition, I am conducting an experiment on the effects of time pressure on diagnostic reasoning, and performing an in depth analysis of serious adverse event reports from emergency departments in Dutch hospitals. Furthermore, I am collaborating with other iMERR-members on several research projects.