Decision making in health and medicine: Integrating evidence and values

M. G Myriam Hunink, Milton C. Weinstein, Eve Wittenberg, Michael F. Drummond, Joseph S. Pliskin, John B. Wong, John B. Wong, Paul P. Glasziou

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Abstract

Decision making in health care involves consideration of a complex set of diagnostic, therapeutic and prognostic uncertainties. Medical therapies have side effects, surgical interventions may lead to complications, and diagnostic tests can produce misleading results. Furthermore, patient values and service costs must be considered. Decisions in clinical and health policy require careful weighing of risks and benefits and are commonly a trade-off of competing objectives: maximizing quality of life vs maximizing life expectancy vs minimizing the resources required. This text takes a proactive, systematic and rational approach to medical decision making. It covers decision trees, Bayesian revision, receiver operating characteristic curves, and cost-effectiveness analysis; as well as advanced topics such as Markov models, microsimulation, probabilistic sensitivity analysis and value of information analysis. It provides an essential resource for trainees and researchers involved in medical decision modelling, evidence-based medicine, clinical epidemiology, comparative effectiveness, public health, health economics, and health technology assessment.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages424
Edition2nd
ISBN (Electronic)9781139506779
ISBN (Print)9781107690479
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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Decision Making
Medicine
Biomedical Technology Assessment
Decision Trees
Decision Support Techniques
Evidence-Based Medicine
Health
Statistical Models
Health Policy
Life Expectancy
Routine Diagnostic Tests
ROC Curve
Uncertainty
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Epidemiology
Public Health
Economics
Quality of Life
Research Personnel
Delivery of Health Care

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Hunink, M. G. M., Weinstein, M. C., Wittenberg, E., Drummond, M. F., Pliskin, J. S., Wong, J. B., ... Glasziou, P. P. (2014). Decision making in health and medicine: Integrating evidence and values. (2nd ed.) Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139506779
Hunink, M. G Myriam ; Weinstein, Milton C. ; Wittenberg, Eve ; Drummond, Michael F. ; Pliskin, Joseph S. ; Wong, John B. ; Wong, John B. ; Glasziou, Paul P. / Decision making in health and medicine : Integrating evidence and values. 2nd ed. Cambridge University Press, 2014. 424 p.
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