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Where's the Evidence?Debates in Modern Medicine$
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William A. Silverman

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780192630889

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.001.0001

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Creatures of bounded rationality

Creatures of bounded rationality

(p.126) 30 Creatures of bounded rationality
Where's the Evidence?

William A. Silverman

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents a 1995 commentary on decision making by doctors and patients. Studies show that in many situations, a decision seems to be influenced more by the threat of a loss than by the possibility of an equivalent gain. Preferences between gains are most often risk-averse; preferences between losses are usually risk-seeking.

Keywords:   medical practice, medical care, patient care, patient participation, decision making

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