Decision Analysis and Cost-effectiveness Analysis.

Published on Dec 1, 2009in Seminars in Spine Surgery
· DOI :10.1053/J.SEMSS.2009.08.003
Hilary F. Ryder6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Dartmouth College),
Christene M. McDonough1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Dartmouth College)
+ 1 AuthorsJon D. Lurie63
Estimated H-index: 63
(Dartmouth College)
Healthcare decision making can be complex, often requiring decision makers to weigh serious trade-offs, consider patients' values, and incorporate evidence in the face of uncertainty. Medical decisions are made implicitly by clinicians and other decision-makers daily. Decisions based largely on personal experience are subject to many biases. Decision analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis are systematic approaches used to support decision-making under conditions of uncertainty that involve important trade-offs. These mathematical tools can provide patients, physicians, and policy makers with a useful approach to complex medical decision making.
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