Slide 37. Decision Analysis

Understanding the Methods Used by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in Developing Recommendations

Slide 37. Decision Analysis

Decision Analysis

  • Estimates the outcomes of different clinical decisions.
  • Estimates both benefits and harms.
  • Breaks down problem into components: treatment options, outcome probabilities with each option (both benefits and harms).
  • Uses systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
  • Applies to large, theoretic cohorts of individuals going forward in time (effectiveness).

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Page last reviewed August 2010
Internet Citation: Slide 37. Decision Analysis: Understanding the Methods Used by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in Developing Recommendations. August 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/cpi/centers/ockt/kt/webinars/tfmethods/tfmethodsld37.html