I was pleased and honored to see this adaptation by Dr. Daniel Cabrera at Mayo Clinic on applying the Laws of Simplicity to the emergency medicine space. The link is here: http://mayocl.in/1rI8GuA Thank you Dr. Cabrera! -JM
Reduce. The easiest way to approach a clinical problem is to reduce it to its minimal meaningful expression.
Organize. Grouping problems and information make infinite problems appears finite.
Time. Decrease time spent in meaningless activities and increasing time on essential tasks.
Learn. Knowledge is key, you need to know where to find the answer to any question.
Differences. The key is to find what makes a clinical problem different from others and not how to make it fit into a pattern.
Context. The environment provides meaning to the problem; not the other way around.
Emotion. Use your intuition (quasirrational decision making) and avoid your emotional and cognitive biases.
Trust. Less information is better than more information. Subtract the meaningless and add the meaningful.
Failure. Use metacognition to learn where the system failed. Learn from your and others mistakes.
The-One. Clinical problems are more complex than they look but simpler than you think.