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About the Site:

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.


Internet-based decision aids and a new blog

September 21st, 2009 by Alan Schwartz

Brian Paciotti’s blog The Internet and the Geography of Medicine came to our attention when he recently published a nice review of some of the current knowledge about patient decision aids, and argued for the development of internet-based tools for medical decision making (full disclosure: he also said nice things about our book). Dr. Paciotti is a researcher for a health care consulting firm that focuses on the use of evidence and the integration of patient values — a goal that we certainly espouse!

We’ll be following the blog, and Dr. Paciotti’s interest in how health care is distributed in the U.S. and how the Internet will affect the delivery of health care and medical education.

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