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decision analysis 

EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE

A technique used to aid decision-making under conditions of uncertainty, by systematically representing and examining all information relevant to making a decision and evaluating the uncertainty related to the information.

The available choices are plotted on a decision tree. At each branch, or decision node, the probabilities of each outcome that can be predicted are estimated. The relative work or preferences of decision-makers for the various possible outcomes for a decision can also be estimated and incorporated in a decision analysis.

Reference www.nsc.nhs.uk/glossary/glossary_ind.htm (Cochrane definition) 

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