Risky decision making and allocation of resources for leukemia and AIDS programs.

@article{Levin1993RiskyDM,
  title={Risky decision making and allocation of resources for leukemia and AIDS programs.},
  author={Irwin P. Levin and Daniel P. Chapman},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={1993},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={
          110-7
        }
}
  • Irwin P. Levin, Daniel P. Chapman
  • Published in
    Health psychology : official…
    1993
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Traditional judgment and decision-making paradigms were expanded to include differential reactions to persons with leukemia or AIDS. Experiments 1 and 2 adopted Tversky and Kahneman's risky-decision-making task and found support for different value functions for the 2 patient groups when choosing between treatment programs. From these results, the subjective value of saving a fixed number of lives appears to be greater for persons with leukemia than for persons with AIDS. Experiment 3 provided… CONTINUE READING

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