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  Title Commentary: Clinical decision analysis: An alternate, rigorous approach to making clinical decisions and developing treatment recommendations
Journal J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2005 Dec;49(4):258-263
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Article
Abstract/Notes EXCERPT: What is clinical decision analysis? Decision analysis is a formal, mathematical approach to analyzing difficult decisions faced by clinical decision makers (i.e. patients, clinicians, policy-makers). At the individual patient level it can be used to decide on appropriate treatment. At the group level it can be used to develop treatment guidelines and recommendations. Most clinical decision analyses are based on a 'decision tree'. Describing the basic elements of a decision tree is the easiest way to understand clinical decision analysis.

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