Medical Thinking: The Psychology of Medical Judgment and Decision Making

Decision making is the physician's major activity. Every day, in doctors' offices throughout the world, patients describe their symptoms and com­ plaints while doctors perform examinations, order tests, and, on the basis of these data, decide what is wrong and what should be done. Although the proc... Ausführliche Beschreibung

1. Person: Schwartz, Steven
Weitere Körperschaften: SpringerLink (Online service)
Weitere Personen: Griffin, Timothy [author]
Format: E-Buch
Sprache: English
Veröffentlicht: New York, NY Springer New York 1986, 1986
Beschreibung: 277 p online resource
Ausgabe: 1st ed. 1986
Serien: Contributions to Psychology and Medicine
Schlagworte: Psychotherapy
Psychology, general
General Practice / Family Medicine
General practice (Medicine)
Psychology
Psychotherapy   
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Inhaltsangabe:
  • An Introduction
  • Research in Medical Decision Making: Definitions, Theories, and Methods
  • Organization of this Book
  • Summary
  • 2 The Acquisition of Medical Data
  • The Quality of the Data Produced by Diagnostic Procedures
  • The Quality of the Data Recorded by Physician—Observers
  • The Development of Signal Detection Theory
  • Medical Applications of Signal Detection Theory
  • Summary
  • 3 Evaluating Medical Information
  • Probability Revision and Bounded Rationality
  • Judgment Heuristics and Biases
  • Information Integration
  • Summary
  • 4 Choosing Actions
  • Steps in Risky Decision Making
  • A Prescriptive Example
  • Structuring the Decision Task
  • Assessing the Probability of Outcomes
  • Utility Measurement
  • Comparing Costs and Benefits
  • Summary
  • 5 Learning, Feedback, and Decision Aids
  • Measuring Doctors’s Performance
  • Training in Decision Making
  • The Nature of Medical Expertise
  • Learning from Experience
  • Automatic and Algorithmi

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