Decision Analysis for the Surgeon

  title={Decision Analysis for the Surgeon},
  author={Daryl S. Kucey},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
Surgical practice, by nature, is full of important decision making scenarios. Surgeons have begun to utilize the decision sciences as a methodology of approaching clinically relevant surgical problems. This article provides a brief overview of some of the important concepts of the decision sciences as they apply to practicing surgeons. Concepts discussed include the basic principles behind decision trees, valuing outcomes, and Markov modeling as well as the pros and cons of the decision… CONTINUE READING

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