Chapter 1.A.3--Medical Decision Making


The following are articles that give detailed examples of clinical decision making in a specific cases.


Peter Albertsen, Clinical Crossroads: A 72-Year-Old Man with Localized Prostate Cancer, 274 JAMA 69 (1995). And, the same doctor and patient reflecting 14 years later.


James N. Weinstein, A 45-Year-Old Man with Low Back Pain and a Numb Left Foot, 280 JAMA 730 (1998).



Gallagher TH.  A 62-year-old woman with skin cancer who experienced wrong-site surgery: review of medical error. JAMA. 2009 Aug 12;302(6):669-77


Carrozza JP Jr, Sellke FW.  A 69-year-old woman with left main coronary artery disease. JAMA. 2004 Nov 24;292(20):2506-14.


A series of articles in the NY Times Magazine column “Diagnosis”