The imperative character of medical technology and the meaning of "anticipated decision regret".

@article{Tymstra1989TheIC,
  title={The imperative character of medical technology and the meaning of "anticipated decision regret".},
  author={Tjeerd Tymstra},
  journal={International journal of technology assessment in health care},
  year={1989},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={207-13}
}
  • Tjeerd Tymstra
  • Published 1989 in
    International journal of technology assessment in…
Medical-technical possibilities are often experienced as being strongly compelling. This imperative character of medical technology not only applies to the medical profession, but also to patients who frequently find it very difficult to refuse medical examinations or treatments. This article discusses the technological imperative with regard to patients. It attempts to discover relationships with decision theory, particularly concerning "anticipated decision regret." The fact that prevention… CONTINUE READING