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Cognition and Problem Solving: 90% or 10% Survival Rate

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How a doctor phrases the survivability of a surgery impacts people's impressions of the surgery. Patients respond more positively to the surgery if they are told they have a "90% survival rate" rather than a "10% mortality rate".

This demonstrates the power of which of the following?

A

Algorithms

B

Availability heuristic

C

Representativeness Heuristic

D

Framing

E

Fixation