Clinical decision making: from theory to practice. Anatomy of a decision.

@article{Eddy1990ClinicalDM,
  title={Clinical decision making: from theory to practice. Anatomy of a decision.},
  author={David M. Eddy},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1990},
  volume={263 3},
  pages={
          441-3
        }
}
Eddy argues that the quality of medical care is determined mainly by the quality of the decisions that determine what that care will be and the quality with which that care is executed. While the medical profession understands the importance of ensuring quality of execution, it has not taken steps to develop and evaluate quality decision making. Eddy describes the two main steps that make up the "anatomy" of a decision, the first a largely fact-based analysis of the estimated outcomes of… CONTINUE READING
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