Insular decision criteria in clinical practice: Analysis of decision-making in oncology

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract

Background:
Medical decision-making is complex and involves a variety of decision criteria, many of which are universally recognised. However, decision-making analyses have demonstrated that certain decision criteria are not used uniformly among clinicians.
Aim:
We describe decision criteria, which for various contexts are only used by a minority of decision makers. For these, we introduce and define the term “insular criteria”.
Methods:
19 studies analysing clinical decision-making based on decision trees were included in our study. All studies were screened for decision-making criteria that were mentioned by less than three local decision makers in studies involving 8–26 participants.
Results:
14 out of the 19 included studies reported insular criteria. We identified 42 individual insular criteria. They could be intuitively allocated to seven major groups, these were: comorbidities, treatment, patients’ characteristics …

Authors Iseli, Thomas; Fischer, Galina Farina; Panje, Cédric Michael; Glatzer, Markus; Hundsberger, Thomas; Rothermundt, Christian; Schmidt, Barbara; Siren, Charlotta; Plasswilm, Ludwig & Putora, Paul Martin
Journal or Publication Title Oncology
Language English
Subjects business studies
health sciences
Refereed Yes
Date 2020
Publisher S. Karger AG, Basel
Volume 98
Number 6
Page Range 437-444
Number of Pages 8
ISSN 0030-2414
Publisher DOI 10.1159/000508132
Depositing User Barbara Schmidt
Date Deposited 06 Nov 2020 17:37
Last Modified 06 Nov 2020 17:37
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/261397

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Iseli, Thomas; Fischer, Galina Farina; Panje, Cédric Michael; Glatzer, Markus; Hundsberger, Thomas; Rothermundt, Christian; Schmidt, Barbara; Siren, Charlotta; Plasswilm, Ludwig & Putora, Paul Martin (2020) Insular decision criteria in clinical practice: Analysis of decision-making in oncology. Oncology, 98 (6). 437-444. ISSN 0030-2414

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