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An Introduction to Medical Decision-Making

Practical Insights and Approaches

Authors: Vordermark II, Jonathan S.

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  • Provides concepts of problem-solving and decision-making in ways that allows the reader to immediately put the concepts to use
  • Focuses on decision-making as a process allowing a decision to be broken into its component parts and analyzed in a formal or informal setting
  • Highlights clinical case based scenarios and experiences 
  • Presents novel concepts about changing thinking and problem-solving approaches along with the transition from being a medical student, to post-graduate trainee, and developing expertise in decision-making skills over time
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This volume presents novel concepts to help physicians and health care providers better understand the thought processes and approaches used in clinical decision-making and how we develop those skills  as we transition from being a medical student to post-graduate trainee to independent practitioner.  Approaches presented range from simple rules of thumb, pattern recognition, and heuristics, to more formulaic methods such as standard operating procedures, checklists, evidence-based medicine, mathematical modeling, and statistics. Ways to recognize and manage errors and how our decision-making can be improved, are also discussed.

An Introduction to Medical Decision-Making presents several innovative techniques to allow the reader to use the principles presented and integrate the ethical, humanistic and social aspects of decision-making with the pragmatic and knowledge-based aspects of clinical medicine. It also highlights how our thinking processes, emotions, and biases affect decision-making.

This invaluable resource will allow students and physicians to evaluate and critically discuss their decisions objectively to become more efficient and effective, and maximize the quality of care they provide.

About the authors

Jonathan S. Vordermark, II, MD, FACS, FAAPRanchos de Taos, New Mexico USA
Virginia Military Institute, graduated 1970, BA, Medical College of Virginia, graduated 1974, MD.Internship—Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX, (1974-1975). Residency (Urology)—Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, Washington (9975-1979). Fellowship (Pediatric and Adult Plastic and Reconstructive Urological Surgery, The Institute of Urology, University of London, London, England (1982-1984).



Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-23147-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-23146-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Introduction to Medical Decision-Making
Book Subtitle
Practical Insights and Approaches
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-23147-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-23147-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-23146-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 199
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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