Table 1

Differential predictions of the three hypotheses (‘lower’ means lower than the neutral condition; ‘higher’ means higher than the neutral condition; ‘equal’ means equal to the neutral condition)

Premature closureIntrusionsResources depletion
Diagnostic accuracyLowerLowerLower
Time to reach diagnosisLowerHigherEqual
Recall of patient behavioursLowerHigherHigher
Recall of clinical findingsLowerHigherLower