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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
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Perspectives on Clinical Decision Making.. Ann Intern Med. 1987;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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