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Sometimes knowing too much can be bad for choice making.

As a coder, I worry every time I drive that the computer could accidentally fire the airbags because of a bug in a poorly coded sensor (this happens far less frequently now but when airbags were first introduced people were killed/injured periodically http://news.google.com/search?q=airbag+recall+deaths ).

Not the best example but things like this do affect choicemaking and corner-cutting. It's like the fable of the plumber's plumbing, never being in good shape despite his expertise.

Hence doctors probably don't always make the best decisions about their own healthcare because they are either over-reacting, or under-reacting.




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