Using decision rules in primary care practice

Mark H. Ebell

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Decision rules help physicians make more accurate predictions about diagnosis, prognosis, and response to treatment. In this article, guidelines for finding decision rules are outlined. A mnemonic is presented (Pre-Dic- TiVe) that assists physicians in evaluation of decision rules for clinical practice. A survey of decision rules for primary care physicians is also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-340
Number of pages22
JournalPrimary Care - Clinics in Office Practice
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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