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OPHTHALMOLOGY PRACTICE
Year : 1999  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 41-48

An introduction to clinical decision analysis in ophthalmology


1 Schell Eye Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
2 Department of Community Health, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

Correspondence Address:
Ravi Thomas
Schell Eye Hospital, Christian Medical College, Arni Road, Vellore - 632 001
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


PMID: 16130287

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Ophthalmologists are often confronted with difficult clinical management problems. In such cases, even published experience may be limited; consequently multiple, generally unproven management options are usually available. When placed in such situations, most of us decide on the most appropriate course of action based on intuition or (limited) previous experience. In this article, we use examples to introduce the concept of decision analysis, a method of generating objective decisions for complex clinical problems.


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