Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Lecture:Putting evidence into practice
Slide content:Limitations of Decision Analysis Presents idealized situation that may not apply to a patient but give a framework for making decisions and/or deviating from standard approach Decision analyses are time-consuming on individual level and may be dependent on quantification of values and fuzzy situations 15
Slide notes:15 What are the limitations of decision analysis? Decision analysis may present an idealized situation that may not completely apply to a patient, although it does give a framework for making a decision or deviating from a standardized approach. The real challenge with decision analysis, particularly when we apply it to individual patients, is that its time consuming and very dependent on trying to quantify things that may not be quantifiable, such as how much risk to assign to one outcome versus another. Decision analysis has not had a major impact when used on the individual level, though for policy decisions, its actually been quite valuable.