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'Better' clinical decisions do not necessarily require more time to make

McCleary, N., Francis, J., Campbell, M. K. , Ramsay, C. R., Eccles, M. P., Treweek, S. & Allan, J. (2016). 'Better' clinical decisions do not necessarily require more time to make. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 82, pp. 173-174. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2016.11.004


The Web-based intervention modeling experiment (IME; randomized study in a simulated setting) reported by Treweek et al. [1] provided support for using IME methodology in the evaluation of interventions to improve quality of care. As well as the management decision made, Treweek et al.'s data on general practitioners' (GPs) responses to scenarios describing uncomplicated upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) included a measure of perceived decision difficulty for each decision and the time taken to make each decision.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2017, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Publisher Keywords: Primary care, Upper respiratory tract infection, Clinical decision making, Antibiotic prescribing, Patient scenario, Cognition
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences
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