Medical Decision Making

This textbook offers a comprehensive theory of medical decision making under uncertainty, combining informative test theory with the expected utility hypothesis. The book shows how the parameters of Bayes’ theorem can be combined with a value function of health states to arrive at informed test and treatment decisions. The authors distinguish between risk neutral, risk averse and prudent decision makers and demonstrate the effects of risk preferences on physicians’ decisions. They analyze individual tests, multiple tests and endogenous tests where the test result is determined by the decision maker. Finally, the topic is examined in the context of health economics by introducing a trade-off between enjoying health and consuming other goods, so that the extent of treatment and thus the potential improvement in the patient’s health become endogenous.

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Medical Decision Making


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Author by : Harold C. Sox
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2013-05-08
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons






Medical Decision Making


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Author by : Alan Schwartz
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2008-05-29
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press






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Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2002
Publisher by : Wiley






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Author by : Stuart B. Mushlin
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2009
Publisher by : Elsevier Health Sciences






Introduction To Medical Decision Making


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Author by : Lee B. Lusted
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 1968
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Author by : Goutham Rao
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2006-12-08
Publisher by : McGraw Hill Professional






Medical Decision Making


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Author by : Stefan Felder
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2011-07-22
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media






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