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<p>Stress can lead to two distinct types of attention problems with clinicians. When under a great deal of stress, some people will focus intently on the one task viewed as primary, such as a surgeon who concentrates so much on the surgical activity that the bigger picture of the patient&rsquo;s status is neglected. Others may go in the opposite direction and try to divide their attention among so many tasks that none receive adequate attention.</p>

Stress Decreases Ability to Focus, Increases Errors