Deterministic Analysis

Deterministic analysis and decision analysis are not interchangeable. Instead, deterministic analysis is one of the analytical approaches under decision analysis. Under the framework of decision analysis, deterministic analysis conducts mathematical calculations to compare the outcomes of interest.

In medical decision making, the outcome of medical interventions is usually measured by clinical efficacy, effectiveness, or cost-effectiveness. Deterministic analysis compares outcomes of alternative interventions by developing a mathematical model to calculate the value of the outcomes associated with each intervention. The model is often structured in the form of a decision analytical model and contains a number of parameters that affect the outcome of interventions. Deterministic analysis uses the best available estimate of each parameter as the model input and the report point estimate, such as means or ...

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