Modeling for Decision Support

  • Patricia Flatley Brennan
  • Gail R. Casper
Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)


Computerized decision-support systems link computer technology with decision-making algorithms to augment, extend, or replace the judgment of the nurse. Decision modeling is one approach to computerized decision support with significant implications for clinical nursing practice. Nurses use decision-modeling systems when further analysis, rather than additional data, is needed to solve a decision problem. Implemented primarily on microcomputers, these systems, which incorporate the probability of events occurring, descriptions of outcomes, and values associated with the predicted outcomes, use decision analytic or multiple criteria models as the structure for analyzing decision problems. More recently, decision modeling has been conceptualized as a means to incorporate patient views or preferences in the decision-making process.


Decision Problem Decision Analysis Multiple Criterion Computerize Decision Support Expert Choice 
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  • Patricia Flatley Brennan
  • Gail R. Casper

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