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The Resource Medical Decision Making : a Health Economic Primer, by Stefan Felder, Thomas Mayrhofer

Medical Decision Making : a Health Economic Primer, by Stefan Felder, Thomas Mayrhofer

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Medical Decision Making : a Health Economic Primer
Title
Medical Decision Making
Title remainder
a Health Economic Primer
Statement of responsibility
by Stefan Felder, Thomas Mayrhofer
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Language
eng
Summary
This textbook offers a comprehensive analysis of medical decision making under uncertainty by combining Test Information Theory with Expected Utility Theory. The book shows how the parameters of Bayes' theorem can be combined with a value function of health states to arrive at informed test and treatment decisions. The authors distinguish between risk-neutral, risk-averse and prudent decision makers and demonstrate the effects of risk preferences on physicians' decisions. They analyze individual tests, multiple tests and endogenous tests where the test outcome is chosen by the decision maker. Moreover, the topic is examined in the context of health economics by introducing a trade-off between enjoying health and consuming other goods, so that the extent of treatment and thus the potential improvement in the patient's health becomes endogenous. Finally, non-expected utility models of choice under risk and uncertainty (i.e., ambiguity) are presented. While these models can explain observed test and treatment decisions, they are not suitable for normative analyses aimed at providing guidance on medical decision making
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AZU
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Felder, Stefan
Dewey number
338.473621
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA410-410.9
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Mayrhofer, Thomas
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  • Operations research
  • Decision making
  • Health services administration
  • Public health
  • Epidemiology
  • Statistics
  • Medical economics
  • Medicine
  • Medical
  • Decision Support Techniques
Label
Medical Decision Making : a Health Economic Primer, by Stefan Felder, Thomas Mayrhofer
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mixed
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Basic Tools in Medical Decision Making -- Preferences, Expected Utility, Risk Aversion and Prudence -- Treatment Decisions Without Diagnostic Tests -- Treatment Decisions with Diagnostic Tests -- Treatment Decisions Under Comorbidity Risk -- Optimal Strategy for Multiple Diagnostic Tests -- The Optimal Cutoff Value of a Diagnostic Test -- A Test's Total Value of Information -- Valuing Health and Life -- Imperfect Agency and Non-expected Utility Models
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unknown
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
1 online resource (XX, 253 pages 65 illustrations, 1 illustration in color.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783662534311
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-662-53432-8
Other physical details
online resource
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn984865119
Label
Medical Decision Making : a Health Economic Primer, by Stefan Felder, Thomas Mayrhofer
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Basic Tools in Medical Decision Making -- Preferences, Expected Utility, Risk Aversion and Prudence -- Treatment Decisions Without Diagnostic Tests -- Treatment Decisions with Diagnostic Tests -- Treatment Decisions Under Comorbidity Risk -- Optimal Strategy for Multiple Diagnostic Tests -- The Optimal Cutoff Value of a Diagnostic Test -- A Test's Total Value of Information -- Valuing Health and Life -- Imperfect Agency and Non-expected Utility Models
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
1 online resource (XX, 253 pages 65 illustrations, 1 illustration in color.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783662534311
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-662-53432-8
Other physical details
online resource
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn984865119

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