M L DeKay
Affiliation: Carnegie Mellon University
- Is the defensive use of diagnostic tests good for patients, or bad?M L DeKay
Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 3890, USA
Med Decis Making 18:19-28. 1998..Moreover, defensive testing worsens the expected outcomes of all patients whose clinical strategies are changed. Physicians should realize that defensive testing necessarily reduces the overall quality of patient care...
- Further explorations of medical decisions for individuals and for groupsM L DeKay
H John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 3890, USA
Med Decis Making 20:39-44. 2000..This study was designed to explore possible reasons for these findings...
- Searching for a two-factor model of marriage duration: commentary on Gottman and LevensonMichael L DeKay
H John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
Fam Process 41:97-103. 2002..For these and other technical reasons presented in the text, we believe that Gottman and Levenson's results are not replicable, and that they should not be used to guide interventions for couples in clinical settings...
- When things don't add up: the role of perceived fungibility in repeated-play decisionsMichael L DeKay
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Psychol Sci 16:667-72. 2005..Although evaluating the overall distribution of outcomes is arguably rational when monetary outcomes accrue to one person, treating each play as a separate event may be more appropriate when outcomes are not viewed as fungible...
- A deliberative method for ranking risks (I): Overview and test bed developmentH K Florig
Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 3890, USA
Risk Anal 21:913-21. 2001..A companion article in this issue reports on the validity of the ranking procedures and the level of agreement among risk managers regarding ranking of risks and attributes...
- Ecological risk ranking: development and evaluation of a method for improving public participation in environmental decision makingHenry H Willis
RAND, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Risk Anal 24:363-78. 2004..However, the overlap between the importance rankings of these two sets of attributes suggests that some information about environmental impacts is important to participants' judgments in comparative risk-assessment tasks...
- Aggregate, disaggregate, and hybrid analyses of ecological risk perceptionsHenry H Willis
RAND Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Risk Anal 25:405-28. 2005..Psychometric studies such as these provide a sound empirical basis for selecting attributes of ecological hazards for use in comparative risk assessment...