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Proc Annu Symp Comput Appl Med Care. 1993 : 947.
PMCID: PMC2850764

RESOLVE, a Macintosh-Based Generic Decision Tree Program

Abstract

RESOLVE is a Macintosh-based decision analysis program which utilizes a prototypical decision tree, permitting non-expert analysts to perform and understand clinical decision analyses. Users are prompted for appropriate data (probabilities, utilities, risks, benefits) using an interactive, mouse-driven interface. Analysis is performed in the background, and results are presented in an intuitive, graphic display. The user may compare therapeutic options by Life Expectancy (LE), Quality of Life (QOL), or Quality-adjusted Life Expectancy (QALE). On-line help screens explain unfamiliar terms and concepts and guide the user through the analysis. In addition to enabling more widespread use of decision analysis techniques, RESOLVE teaches users to look at problems in a comprehensive and analytic manner.

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