Prevention of sudden cardiac death: a probabilistic model for decision support.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

As part of the Cardiac Arrhythmia and Risk of Death Patient Outcomes Research Team (CARD PORT) study we are developing a comprehensive decision model to help physicians identify preferred strategies for preventing sudden cardiac death. The model integrates three components: a screening model, a treatment model, and a value model. Ultimately this model will use the CARD PORT's collective findings to produce policy recommendations and will support patient-specific clinical decision making. Our initial modeling suggests the importance of patient-specific value models in an analysis of treatment options. Although our model is specific to cardiac sudden death, other medical domains that exhibit similar characteristics--the importance of patient preferences and the uncertainty regarding the benefits of strategies for risk stratification and treatment--can use a conceptual framework similar to the approach we used to represent strategies to prevent sudden cardiac death.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sanders, GD; Harris, RA; Hlatky, MA; Owens, DK

Published Date

  • 1995

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 258 - 262

PubMed ID

  • 8563280

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2579095

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0195-4210


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States