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Risk and Medical Decision Making

Author: Louis Eeckhoudt
Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 2002.
Series: Studies in risk and uncertainty, 14.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For people interested in risk management, medical activity represents a stimulating field of study and thought. On the one hand, progress in medical knowledge and technology tends to reduce the risks to survival that individuals would face in the absence of appropriate diagnostic or therapeutic instruments. On the other hand, new medical technologies simultaneously create their own specific risks, sometimes simply  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Eeckhoudt
ISBN: 9781461509912 1461509912
OCLC Number: 852789336
Description: 1 online resource (v, 135 pages).
Contents: Preface. 1. Introduction. Part 1: Developments inside the E-U model. 2. The case of diagnostic risks in a single risk environment. 3. The introduction of 'comorbidity risks' and the treatment threshold. The notion of prudence. 4. Treatment decisions under therapeutic risks. 5. The value of diagnostic tests (under risk neutrality). 6. Risk aversion and diagnostic tests. 7. Comorbidity risks and the value of a test: a short overview. Part 2: M.D.M. and new models of choice under risk. 8. Treatment thresholds and the dual theory of choice under risk. 9. Diagnostic tests and the dual theory. Conclusions. References. Index.
Series Title: Studies in risk and uncertainty, 14.
Responsibility: by Louis Eeckhoudt.

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For people interested in risk management, medical activity represents a stimulating field of study and thought. In Risk and Medical Decision Making, part 1 is developed inside the expected utility  Read more...

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