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Clinical decision making is a science in search of a home. Despite impressive achievements in applying explicit, quantitative approaches to clinical medicine, there has been little dissemination of this technique into daily practice. The author suggests a home for this sophisticated methodology in the identification and defense of cost-effective, quality health care.
As the title implies, this is neither a comprehensive book on decision science nor a primer. It is organized around the core areas of the application of information theory to clinical decision making, clinical prediction rules, cost effectiveness analysis, and clinical research. In each section, the author briefly
Perspectives on Clinical Decision Making.. Ann Intern Med. ;106:919. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-106-6-919_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(6):919.
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