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When Experts Disagree: The Art of Medical Decision Making

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Credits: 1

Cost: Free

Learning Objectives

  • Critique the formulas used in classic medical decision analysis and recognize their limitations.

  • Recognize the different mindsets that patients and doctors bring to choosing among several treatment options.

  • Recognize how framing of data can mislead both patients and physicians about the true benefits and risks of a therapy.

  • Analyze the concept of “availability” and recognize how dramatic stories can mislead or inform both patients and doctors in their decision-making.

View Lecture

This lecture has been broken into ten chapters and may be viewed by clicking on the links provided, beginning with Introduction: When Experts Disagree: The Art of Medical Decision Making.

This page last modified September 24, 2017