Use of influence diagrams to structure medical decisions.

  title={Use of influence diagrams to structure medical decisions.},
  author={Robert F. Nease and Douglas K. Owens},
  journal={Medical decision making : an international journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making},
  volume={17 3},
Influence diagrams are compact representations of decision problems that are mathematically equivalent to decision trees. The authors present five important principles for structuring a decision as an influence diagram: 1) start at the value node and work back to the decision nodes; 2) draw the arcs in the direction that makes the probabilities easiest to assess; 3) use informational arcs to specify which events will have been observed at the time each decision is made; 4) ensure that missing… CONTINUE READING
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