J. O'NEAL HUMPHRIES, M.D.; Robert L. Levy
Decision-making is a daily responsibility of every physician. One of the most important decisions that a physician must make is that he "does not know" and therefore cannot make the best-informed judgment in the time allotted. In this situation he must decide to obtain consultation from a person who is able to make this judgment. The practicing physician must obtain consultation more frequently when dealing with patients with clinical disorders for which a new treatment has been developed, especially if the indications for this treatment are highly technical, controversial, and frequently changing as new information becomes available. The treatment of
HUMPHRIES JO, Levy RL. Decision Analysis and Coronary Artery Surgery. Ann Intern Med. ;85:123–124. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-1-123
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(1):123-124.
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