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A Science of Decision MakingThe Legacy of Ward Edwards$
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Jie W. Weiss and David J. Weiss

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195322989

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322989.001.0001

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Diagnosis and Treatment

Diagnosis and Treatment

(p.308) 25 Diagnosis and Treatment
A Science of Decision Making

Jie W Weiss

David J Weiss

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes how both humans and machines carry out the task of diagnosis, classically defined as the purposeful process of classifying cases. The chapter is organized into four sections: the first presents a conceptual model of the diagnostic process; the second investigates the purpose of diagnosis; the third explores the question of evaluating diagnostic proficiency; the fourth provides conclusions and recommendations.

Keywords:   diagnostic process, diagnosis, diagnostic proficiency, classifying cases

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