Making too Many Decisions in a Day Leads to Decision Fatigue

Making too Many Decisions in a Day
Leads to Decision Fatigue

Every day doctors make repeated decisions about patient care. Such decisions typically involve careful deliberation of the costs, risks and benefits of a given course of action. An important insight from behavioural theory is that careful consideration of pros and cons in decision making is mentally taxing, leading people to shy away from engaging in cognitively demanding reasoning when tired.

Modern Medicine – Issue 1 2020