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Medical Decision Making

Medical Decision Making

Official Journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making

eISSN: 1552681X | ISSN: 0272989X | Current volume: 42 | Current issue: 8 Frequency: 8 Times/Year

Medical Decision Making (MDM) offers rigorous and systematic approaches to decision making that are designed to improve the health and clinical care of individuals and to assist with health policy development. Published eight times a year, the Journal presents theoretical, statistical, and modeling techniques and methods from a variety of disciplines including decision psychology, health economics, clinical epidemiology, and evidence synthesis. MDM promotes understanding of human decision-making processes so that individuals can make more informed and satisfying choices regarding their health.

Medical Decision Making focuses on important topics such as:

  • Optimal strategies for patient care and policy decision making
  • Understanding individual and group decision-making processes
  • Outcomes of decisions, their measurement, and valuation
  • Risk communication, risk attitudes, and judgment
  • Methods to teach about and improve actual decisions
  • Methods for technology assessment, literature synthesis, comparative effectiveness research and evidence-based decision making.

For detailed information about Medical Decision Making—including MDM's scope of interest, article categories (and word count limits), and author instructions—please access the MDM Web site.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
 

Medical Decision Making offers rigorous and systematic approaches to decision making that are designed to improve the health and clinical care of individuals and to assist with health care policy development. Using the fundamentals of decision analysis and theory, economic evaluation, and evidence based quality assessment, Medical Decision Making presents both theoretical and practical statistical and modeling techniques and methods from a variety of disciplines.

Please see the Medical Decision Making Web site for more information.

Editor-in-Chief
Brian J. Zikmund-Fisher, PhD University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (United States)
Deputy Editor
Lauren E. Cipriano, PhD University of Western Ontario (London, Canada)
Associate Editors
Jessica S. Ancker, MPH, PhD Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, Tennessee, United States)
Stefano Conti, MSc, PhD NHS England (London, United Kingdom)
Neal V. Dawson, MD (Emeritus) Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio, United States)
Jeremy D. Goldhaber-Fiebert, PhD Stanford University (California, United States)
Joanna L. Hart, MD, MSHP University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, United States)
Olga Kostopoulou, MSc, PhD Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Josephine A. Mauskopf, PhD, MHA RTI International (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States)
Mary C. Politi, PhD Washington University in St. Louis (Missouri, United States)
Eleanor M. Pullenayegum, PhD University of Toronto (Ontario, Canada)
Donald A. Redelmeier, MD University of Toronto (Ontario, Canada)
Louise B. Russell, PhD University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States)
Marilyn M. Schapira, MD, MPH University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, United States)
Paul A. Scuffham, PhD Griffith University(Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia)
Victoria A. Shaffer, PhD University of Missouri (Columbia, United States)
Kenneth J. Smith, MD, MS University of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania, United States)
Ivar Sønbø Kristiansen, MD, PhD, MPH University of Oslo (Norway), University of Southern Denmark (Odense)
James E. Stahl, MD, CM, MPH Dartmouth College (Hanover, New Hampshire, United States)
Ewout W. Steyerberg, MSc, PhD Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
Erika A. Waters, PhD, MPH Washington University in St. Louis (Missouri, United States)
Nicky J. Welton, PhD University of Bristol (United Kingdom)
Torbjørn Wisløff, MSc, PhD Akershus University Hospital, Lørenskog, Norway
Feng Xie, BSc, MSc, PhD McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)
Editorial Board: Term Ending 2023
Sarah E. Bates, MSc, PhD University of Sheffield (South Yorkshire, England)
Ben Van Calster, PhD KU Leuven (Belgium)
James V. Codella, MEng, PhD Microsoft (Yorktown Heights, New York, United States)
Helen A. Colby, PhD Indiana University Kelley School of Business (Indianapolis, United States)
Simon D. Eckermann, PhD University of Wollongong (New South Wales, Australia)
Tom Fahey, MSc, MD, DCH, DObs, MEd, MFPH RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences (Dublin, Ireland)
Sarah L. Goff, MD, PhD University of Massachusetts, Amherst (United States)
Negin Hajizadeh, MD, MPH Northwell Health (New York, United States)
Aubri S. Hoffman (Rose), PhD The University of Texas at Austin (United States)
David W. Hutton, PhD University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, United States)
Felicitas Kuehne, MSc UMIT - University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology (Hall i.T., Tyrol, Austria)
Ellen A. Lipstein, MD, MPH Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (Ohio, United States)
Michelle McDowell, PhD Max Planck Institute for Human Development (Berlin, Germany)
Mari Palta, PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)
Ankur Pandya, MPH, PhD Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States)
Adam T. Perzynski, MA, PhD Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio, United States)
Valerie F. Reyna, PhD Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States)
Beate Sander, RN, MBA, MEcDev, PhD University Health Network (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Laura D. Scherer, PhD University of Colorado School of Medicine(Aurora, United States)
Karen R. Sepucha, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School (Boston, United States)
Richard Tawiah, PhD University of Melbourne (Victoria, Australia)
Haitham W. Tuffaha, PhD Centre for the Business and Economics of Health, University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia)
Vera Vennedey, PhD Admedicum (Cologne, Germany)
Reza Yaesoubi, PhD Yale University (New Haven, Connecticut, United States)
Editorial Board: Term Ending 2024
Fernando Alarid-Escudero, PhD Stanford University (California, United States)
Carissa Bonner, MPH, PhD The University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine and Health (New South Wales, Australia)
Wändi Bruine de Bruin, PhD, MSc University of Southern California, Price School of Public Policy and Dornsife Department of Psychology, USA
Jagpreet Chhatwal, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School (Boston, United States)
Barry D. Dewitt, PhD Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States)
Manuel Gomes, MSc, PhD University College London (United Kingdom)
Darryl T. Gray, MD, ScD, FACC, FAHA Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Atlanta, Georgia, United States)
Janel Hanmer, MD, PhD University of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania, United States)
Felicity W.K. Harper, PhD Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan, United States)
Anna Heath, MMath, PhD University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health and SickKids Research Institute (Ontario, Canada)
Ashley J. Housten, OTD, MSCI, MPA Washington University in St. Louis (Missouri, United States)
Benjamin Kearns Lumanity (London, United Kingdom)
Robert L. Jayes, MD The George Washington University (Washington, District of Columbia, United States)
Donna Rowen, PhD, MSc University of Sheffield (South Yorkshire, United Kingdom)
Jamie L. Studts, PhD University of Colorado School of Medicine (Aurora, United States)
Gustav Tinghög, PhD Linköping University (Sweden)
Thomas Valley, MD, MSc University of Michigan Medical School (Ann Arbor, United States)
Matthijs Versteegh, PhD Institute for Medical Technology Assessment, Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands)
Joanne Wu, MS, MD University of Southern California (Los Angeles, United States)
Editorial Board: Term Ending 2025
Jorie Butler, PhD University of Utah (Salt Lake City, United States)
Kerri L. Cavanaugh, MD, MHS Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee, United States)
Su-Hsin Chang, PhD, SM Washington University in St. Louis (Missouri, United States)
Jarrod E. Dalton, PhD Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University (Ohio, United States)
Koen Degeling, PhD Lumen Value & Access (New York, United States)
Elamin H. Elbasha, PhD Merck & Co. (West Point, Pennsylvania, United States)
Paul K. J. Han, MD, MA, MPH National Cancer Institute (Rockville, Maryland, United States)
Masahito Jimbo, MD, PhD, MPH University of Illinois at Chicago (United States)
Quang A. Le, PhD Western University of Health Sciences (Pomona, California, United States)
Nan Luo, PhD National University of Singapore
Daniel D. Matlock, MD, MPH University of Colorado Denver (Aurora, United States)
Eric S. Meadows, PhD Target RWE (Durham, North Carolina, United States)
Wendy L. Nelson, PMH, PhD, RN National Cancer Institute (Bethesda, Maryland, United States)
Semra Ozdemir, MS, PhD Duke University (Durham, North Carolina, United States)
Shijie (Kate) Ren, PhD University of Sheffield (South Yorkshire, England)
Aaron M. Scherer, MA, PhD University of Iowa (Iowa City, United States)
Kevin E. Tiede, PhD Max Planck Institute for Human Development (Berlin, Germany)
Andrew J. Vickers, PhD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York, New York, United States)
Todd H. Wagner, PhD Stanford University (California, United States)
Past Editors
Editorial Office
Katherine Grandinetti, BS University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (United States)
Stacy Wennstrom, MA University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (United States)
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