Title

Can Physicians Be Rational About Diagnostic Tests?

Publication/Presentation Date

3-1-1984

Abstract

Concerns about diagnostic test utilization have led to interest in the role of tests in clinical decision-making, and researchers have developed guidelines for interpreting the results of diagnostic tests using Bayesian probability revision and decision analysis. Although it acknowledges the importance of these quantitative models in medical education, this article identifies major obstacles that limit their application, demonstrating that " rational " decision-making may not be rational or optimal in clinical practice.

Volume

4

Issue

1

First Page

25

Last Page

39

ISSN

0272-2712

Disciplines

Medical Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

6734107

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Faculty

Document Type

Article