When you need medical treatment, the last thing you want is a doctor who is too fatigued to give you a high level of care. This can lead to serious and often life-altering mistakes.
A woman in California was involved in a deadly accident, in which she was accused of driving under the influence. She recently went to court and was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison.
If you see a drunk driver, you may be tempted to call the police. If you see someone texting and driving, while you may roll your eyes in frustration, you're probably not going to do much. You know it's dangerous, but it does not appear as immediately hazardous as letting an intoxicated people get behind the wheel.
You trust medical professionals to make a proper diagnosis and offer you the type of treatment you need. Unfortunately, doctors do make mistakes. These can lead to serious harm. One reason that they happen is known as anchoring bias.