Webinar: Rational decision-making in medicine: A neglected topic
|Date||10/25/16 2:00pm to 3:00pm|
|Presenter(s)||Benjamin Djulbegovic, MD, PhD|
The US spends nearly 18% ($2.7 trillion) of its GDP on healthcare, yet more than 30% is wasted on inappropriate care. Increasingly, suboptimal care is connected to the quality of medical decisions. It has been argued that personal decisions are the leading cause of death, and 80% of healthcare expenditures result from physicians' decisions. Therefore, improving healthcare necessitates improving medical decisions, i.e. making decisions rational. But, what is “rational” decision-making? The “Great Rationality Debate” is not new to other disciplines, but remains a neglected topic in clinical literature, despite its obvious importance.