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From The CriticsReviewer: Michael M. Ravitch, PhD(Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This monograph describes three related methods on decision making and policy setting: decision analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, and meta-analysis. The book educates the reader in appropriate use of these methods.
Purpose: The purpose is to educate physicians (and others) on these three methodologies of medical decision making and policy formulation. These topics are current and important. No other book provides this joint presentation. The book effectively meets the author's objectives.
Audience: This book is appropriate for medical students (advanced), residents, physicians, and others interested in these methods, either to get a general overview or to get a basic formulation in the methods. The author is credible.
Features: The major key references are cited. The table of contents and index are excellent.
Assessment: This book provides an excellent readable general and technical introduction to these critically important methods in health care decision making and policy setting. It is useful as a monograph for individual use or as a text for courses or seminars.