Critical Decisions

The ins and outs of our medical decisions

Peter Ubel, M.D., author of Critical Decisions and Free Market Madness, is a physician, behavioral scientist, and Professor of Business and Public Policy at Duke University.


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About Critical Decisions

In Critical Decisions, I write about controversies and challenges that arise in medical decision making, from the bedside to the boardroom.  I weave together stories from "the trenches" with reflections on the ethics and the psychology of decision making when our health is at stake.  Of note: when I write about patients in these posts, I use pseudonyms unless indicated, and add or subtract details to protect people's identities.

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