TITLE

There Is More to Life Than Death

AUTHOR(S)
Hartzband, Pamela; Groopman, Jerome
PUB. DATE
September 2012
SOURCE
New England Journal of Medicine;9/13/2012, Vol. 367 Issue 11, p987
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author offers perspective on making the best decisions about one's health. She examines the value of several medical screening tests such as mammograms, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) measurements and electrocardiograms. She discusses how a classic medical decision analysis is calculated based on the work of mathematician Daniel Bernoulli. She also notes the various methods adopted for this analysis, including time tradeoff.
ACCESSION #
79820607

 

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