Toggle Main Menu Toggle Search

Open Access padlockePrints

Aiding clinical decisions with decision analysis

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Richard Thomson


Full text for this publication is not currently held within this repository. Alternative links are provided below where available.


As clinical decision making gets ever more complex, new analytical approaches are being developed to help. Decision analysis is used to structure complex decision problems in an uncertain environment by systematically linking decision choices with expected outcomes. Such models can include the probabilities of outcomes, patient preferences and costs. These models can help to advise about therapeutic avenues. This paper examines the nature of decision analysis, and explores the pitfalls that arise in interpreting the findings from published studies.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Tavakoli M, Davies HTO, Thomson R

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Hospital Medicine

Year: 1999

Volume: 60

Issue: 6

Pages: 444-447

Print publication date: 01/06/1999

ISSN (print): 1462-3935

ISSN (electronic):


PubMed id: 10492719