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Decision making in health care means navigating through a complex and tangled web of diagnostic and therapeutic uncertainties, patient preferences and values, and costs. In addition, medical therapies may include side effects, surgery may lead to undesirable complications, and diagnostic technologies may produce inconclusive results. In many clinical and health policy decisions it is necessary to counterbalance benefits and risks, and to trade off competing objectives such as maximizing life expectancy vs optimizing quality of life vs minimizing the required resources. This textbook plots a clear course through these complex and conflicting variables. It clearly explains and illustrates tools for integrating quantitative evidence-based data and subjective outcome values in making clinical and health policy decisions. An accompanying CD-ROM features solutions to the exercises, PowerPoint® presentations of the illustrations, and sample models and tables.

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A textbook for graduate students and tutorial for health-care professionals that shows how to integrate quantitative, evidence-based data and subjective outcome values in making clinical and health- policy decisions. The disk contains additional material, answers to exercises, and databases.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Decision making in health care involves navigating through a complex and tangled web of diagnostic and therapeutic uncertainties, patient preferences and values, and costs. In many clinical and health policy decisions it is necessary to counterbalance benefits and risks, and to trade off competing objectives such as maximizing life expectancy vs optimizing quality of life vs minimizing the resources required. This textbook plots a clear course through these complex and conflicting variables and is designed for practitioners and trainees, and for students studying clinical decision analysis, EB-medicine, and clinical epidemiology.

Synopsis:

Tells doctors and students how to evaluate complex clinical information to improve health care.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Elements of decision making in health care; 2. Managing uncertainty; 3. Choosing the best treatment; 4. Valuing outcomes; 5. Interpreting diagnostic information; 6. Deciding when to test; 7. Multiple test results; 8. Finding and summarizing the evidence; 9. Constrained resources; 10. Recurring events; 11. Variability and uncertainty; 12. Proactive decision making: a way of life; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521770293
Author:
Elstein, Arthur S.
Author:
Glasziou, Paul
Author:
Pliskin, Joseph S.
Author:
Weinstein, Milton C.
Author:
Glasziou, Paul P.
Author:
Hunink, Myriam
Author:
Siegel, Joanna
Author:
Siegel, Joanna E.
Author:
Weeks, Jane
Author:
Weeks, Jane C.
Author:
Elstein, Arthur
Author:
Hunink, M. G. Myriam
Author:
Pliskin, Joseph
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Health Care Delivery
Subject:
Medicine
Subject:
Decision-making
Subject:
Clinical medicine
Subject:
Values
Subject:
Medical care
Subject:
Dentistry - General
Subject:
Delivery of Health Care
Subject:
Medicine -- Decision making.
Subject:
Medical care -- Decision making.
Subject:
Evidence-based medicine.
Subject:
General Medical
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Subject:
Epidemiology
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
v. 1
Publication Date:
20011131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
87 b/w illus. 38 tables 43 exercises
Pages:
404
Dimensions:
9.88x6.78x.72 in. 1.88 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Decision making in health care involves navigating through a complex and tangled web of diagnostic and therapeutic uncertainties, patient preferences and values, and costs. In many clinical and health policy decisions it is necessary to counterbalance benefits and risks, and to trade off competing objectives such as maximizing life expectancy vs optimizing quality of life vs minimizing the resources required. This textbook plots a clear course through these complex and conflicting variables and is designed for practitioners and trainees, and for students studying clinical decision analysis, EB-medicine, and clinical epidemiology.
"Synopsis" by , Tells doctors and students how to evaluate complex clinical information to improve health care.
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