Sociologic influences on decision-making by clinicians.

  title={Sociologic influences on decision-making by clinicians.},
  author={John M. Eisenberg},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={90 6},
Recent articles on clinical decision-making have proposed sophisticated quantitative methods for improving the physician's clinical judgment. Actual clinical decisions, however, are influenced by interactions between the clinician, the patient, and the sociocultural milieu as well as by biomedical considerations. This paper explores these sociologic influences on the decision-making process. Four types of sociologic factors influence the clinician's judgment: the characteristics of the patient… CONTINUE READING

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