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
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HUMPHRIES JO, Levy RL. Decision Analysis and Coronary Artery Surgery. Ann Intern Med. 1976;85:123–124. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-1-123
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