It’s been a busy couple of years since I last posted here, as I’ve been engaged in fascinating projects studying physicians’ skills at patient-centered decision making (discovering relevant individual patient life context and tailoring care to fit the patient’s context), perception of risky medical activities, and other work. I’ve also become the editor-in-chief of the […]
Decisões Médicas Baseadas em Evidências
The translation of Medical Decision Making: A Physician’s Guide into Portuguese has been published by Guanabara Koogan SA as Decisões Médicas Baseadas em Evidências (“Medical decisions based on evidence”), which is an interesting spin on the book. Of course, we’re interested in decisions based on values at least as much as evidence, but I can […]
Review in Annals of Internal Medicine
This only came to my attention today, but MDM:APG was reviewed in Annals of Internal Medicine, a leading journal in the field, in March 2009. You can read the review online here.
Mammography and decision making
A little history for the non-US readers: the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is an independent panel that reviews evidence and issues recommendations for preventive health care services. They are sponsored by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) but the panelists are physicians, nurses, and public health researchers employed by universities […]
Review of MDM:APG
Doody’s Review Service, widely used by medical libraries, now has the first formal review of Medical Decision Making: A Physician’s Guide. Here’s an excerpt: “a thoughtful exposition of the breadth of the medical decision issues to which the analyses of decision theory have often been applied. The authors’ approach to medical decision making ensures that […]
Internet-based decision aids and a new blog
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, acheter kamagra […]
Lessons outside health care
SMDM Annual Meeting Co-chairs Alan Schwartz and Brendan Delaney are pleased to announce the 2009 Annual Meeting will include a pre-meeting symposium on Saturday, October 17, 2009 in Hollywood, California, USA, titled, Getting Tools Used: Lessons from outside health care.
Decision making and comparative effectivness research
I had planned to write a post pointing to the new background paper on comparative effectiveness research by the Society for Medical Decision Making, which I think does a very good job of explaining the purpose and practices of such research and debunking several myths. I had also planned to let people know about SMDM […]
Decision psychology and swine flu
Behavioral economist (and 2009 President of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making) Dan Ariely appeared on NPR’s Marketplace to discuss reasons for the swine flu panic. Read or listen to the interview here. He focuses on the difference between the value of an identified life and a statistical life, as well as the impact […]
MD NetGuide and risk communication
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.