For those of you interested in decision-making, either in general or with respect to medical guidelines, a short piece with links to articles on ‘decision analysis’, its strengths and weaknesses. The reality is that all decisions require some form of methodology (and governance), and all processes have their strengths and weaknesses. In general, processes that allow for the airing of contrary views result in more comprehensive decisions. Like where this piece ends up – quote:
Which leads the DMCB back to another fond topic that ultimately trumps all others: the need for an informed and engaged patient to process clinical guideline recommendations, the advice of a physician, the opinions of friends and family and their own personal values to ultimately make the decision for themselves about testing and treatment.