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Guyatt G, Rennie D, Meade MO, Cook DJ
Part G Moving from Evidence to Action
Chapter 22.2. Decision Making and the Patient
Victor M. Montori, P. J. Devereaux, Sharon Straus, Brian Haynes, Gordon Guyatt
Decision Making and the Patient: Introduction
clinical decision making, decision making, incorporating patient values and preferences
"One of the 2 key principles of evidence-based
medicine (EBM) is that the evidence alone
is never sufficient to make a clinical decision (see Chapter 2, The Philosophy of Evidence-Based Medicine). Clinicians require expertise
in interpreting the patient dilemma (in its clinical, social, and
economic contexts) and in identifying the evidence that bears on optimal
patient treatment. These considerations, however, are not enough.
EBM requires the incorporation of the patient's values
and preferences into decision making...."
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