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date: 27 February 2021

Clinical Decision Analysis 

A Dictionary of Epidemiology

Miquel Porta

Application of Decision Analysis in a clinical setting, often to assess probabilities of outcomes of alternative decisions (e.g., surgical procedures or drug treatment for myocardial ischemia). It considers three aspects of the decision: choices (options available to the patient), chances (probabilities of outcome for each choice), and values (quantitative expression of the desirability of different outcomes). It can be applied to small numbers of cases and even to a single patient. A method to systematically assess available treatment options, possible outcomes, and the desirability of each possible outcome. See also ... ...

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