HI 5303 Decision Making in Health Care
This course will survey the methods of decision-making as applied to health care situations. The course will focus on the major theories of decision-making. In addition to the theories, techniques for the application of the theories will be presented. Decision-making will be discussed in terms of data, which is necessary for informed decision-making and the types of data structures necessary. The relationship between decision-making and the development of Health Care Information Systems will be investigated. The course will investigate some of the legal and ethical aspects of decision-making, related to the decision making by health professionals and the decision making of clients.
Consent of the instructor, high-speed Internet access, personal computer.
By the end of the semester, students will be able to understand basic concepts of following topics and ready for further study in depth.
- Basics of various decision theories
- Information and decision making
- Uncertainty and probability
- Bayesian theorem
- Game Theory
- Analytical hierarchical process (AHP)
- Medical decision making
- Choosing best treatment
- Valuing outcomes
- Interpreting diagnostic information
- Deciding when to test
- Finding summarizing the evidence
- Allocate constraint resources
- Decision analysis and technology assessment
Advanced topics for medical decision making
- Risk analysis
- Operations research (OR)
- Ethics and law in medical decision making
- Social vs. individual decision making