informed decision

A decision by a patient about a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure, based on choice, which requires the decision to be voluntary and that the patient has the capacity for choice, which rests on 3 elements:
• Possession of a set of values and goals
• Ability to understand information and communicate decisions
• Ability to reason and deliberate

informed decision

Informed choice Patients rights A decision by a Pt about a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure that is based on choice, which requires that the decision be voluntary and that the Pt has the capacity for choice, which rests on 3 elements: possession of a set of values and goals; ability to understand information and communicate decisions; ability to reason and deliberate. See Informed consent.
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The CDC and the American Cancer Society recommend informed decision making as the strategy for early detection of prostate cancer.
While the degree of personal assistance varies, the first step is always to provide each client all the necessary information on the front end, to equip them to make the best and most informed decision possible.
Further, the taxpayer also has to give details sufficient to allow the IRS to make a reasonably informed decision about whether to audit the return.
Bolstered by a fairness opinion, the company's management and board of directors will be better able to make an informed decision about a change-of-control transaction, and, it is hoped, avoid disaster down the road.
INFORMED DECISION MAKING: A LABORATORY EXERCISE IN BIOLOGY.
Instead, they established a committee to craft a message that the NCI could give to women and health-care providers and determine the kind of products that could most effectively give women in their 40s the information they need to make an informed decision about the benefits and risks of mammograms.
Informed decision making is the principal tool or method we will use to accomplish these objectives.
These chief executives have satisfied themselves that EIS II will serve most knowledge workers, integrate their organization, people, and functions, and allow for more informed decision making at many levels while reducing the "time float" associated with those decisions.
concludes that it will be about a decade before science and technology have progressed to the point where an informed decision can be made on the feasibility of DEW.
Plan sponsors should understand what Section 404(c) does and does not do, so they can make an informed decision as to whether or not to adopt it when the regulations are finalized.
Investors: All stake holders in broadband wireless will benefit from an informed decision about 4G vs.
Picis believes that this, in turn, can promote faster and more informed decision making by providing clinicians with access to information they need for efficient and safe emergency department care.