Decisions About Life-Threatening Risks
Keeney, Ralph L.
New England Journal of Medicine. 1994 Jul 21; 331(3): 193-196.
This essay presents seven realities to guide constructive thinking about medical and health care decisions concerning life-threatening risks. The ideas are relevant for thinking about any problem involving risk, whether the alternatives are appraised intuitively or by systematic analysis and whether they pertain to public or personal risks. The intent is to help people better understand, appraise, and communicate about specific problems involving risk.
Alternatives; Biomedical Technologies; Costs and Benefits; Decision Making; Economic Value of Life; Evaluation; Government; Government Regulation; Health; Health Care; Health Care Reform; Health Hazards; Life; Moral Policy; Morbidity; Mortality; Public Health; Public Policy; Regulation; Resource Allocation; Risk; Risks and Benefits; Socioeconomic Factors; Statistics; Value of Life; Values;
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