Please login to the form below

Not currently logged in
Email:
Password:

Healthcare Glossary

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W |

Decision tree

A framework for representing alternatives for use in decision analysis. A decision tree is a decision support, visual device that uses a tree-like graph or model of decisions and their potential consequences. It explores chance event outcomes,  resources, costs, and utility. Decision trees are commonly used in operations research, expressly in decision analysis, to develop a strategy most likely to achieve a goal. Another use of decision trees is as a visual means for determining conditional probabilities.

See also:
Decision flow diagram
Decision making unit (DMU)

COMMENT ON THIS DEFINITIONSUGGEST A NEW TERM

COVID-19 Updates and Daily News

Featured jobs

PMHub

Add my company
M3 (EU)

M3 was founded in 2000 with the goal of changing the world of medicine through making full use of the...

Infographics