Incomplete information is a chronic feature of medical markets.
Much attention has focused on information asymmetries between physicians and their patients.
In contrast, physician uncertainty has received far less attention.
This is a significant omission.
Physician uncertainty may be an even more important reason than consumer uncertainty for the high cost of health care.
This paper reviews and evaluates major approaches for managing physician uncertainty.
We argue that quantitative approaches alone, such as scientific advancement and the application of decision analysis to clinical reasoning, are insufficient for dealing with uncertainty.
Mots-clés Pascal : Incertitude, Médecin, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Prise décision, Coping, Pratique professionnelle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Uncertainty, Physician, Health staff, Human, Decision making, Coping, Professional practice
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0028555
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199406.