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This is the blog for the book Medical Decision Making: A Physician's Guide, by Alan Schwartz and George Bergus (Cambridge University Press, 2008). The book is now available from Cambridge University Press

About the Authors:

Alan Schwartz, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Medical Education and Pediatrics at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, where he teaches and conducts research on physician and patient decision making.

George Bergus, M.D., M.A. is the Dr. William and Sondra Myers Family Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, and Co-Director of the Family Practice/Psychiatry Residency program. He holds a Certificate of Additional Qualification in Geriatrics.

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MD NetGuide and risk communication

April 26th, 2009 by Alan Schwartz

The cover story in the March 2009 issue of MD NetGuide is “The Risk of Risk: Explaining Difficult Concepts to Patients“, by G. Stephen Nace, a physician at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria who I recently had the pleasure to meet. Making Medical Decisions is prominently cited in the piece.

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Link in with medical decision making

April 4th, 2009 by Alan Schwartz

Readers who use the linkedin.com social networking site may be interested to know that I’ve started a “Medical Decision Making” group for “People who are engaged in the study of medical decision making, including members of the Society for Medical Decision Making.” The group  is open to any LinkedIn member to join.  Just visit the “Groups” link, “Find A Group”, and type “medical decision making”.

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