Rapid Clinical Decisions in Context: A Theoretical Model to Understand Physicians' Decision-Making With an Application to Racial/Ethnic Treatment Disparities

Joshua H. Tamayo-Sarver, Neal V. Dawson, Susan W. Hinze, Rita K. Cydulka, Robert S. Wigton, David W. Baker

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to draw on previous work in multiple disciplines to establish a theoretical framework for clinical decision-making that incorporates non-medical factors, such as race/ethnicity, into the way physicians make decisions in the practice of medicine. The proposed Rapid Clinical Decision in Context (RCDC) model attempts to understand the influence of various contextual elements on physicians' decision-making process. The RCDC model provides a basis for future studies to move beyond documentation of areas where disparities exist to understand the causes of the disparities and designing interventions to address those causes. The paper concludes with a discussion on possible studies to test the proposed model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHealth Care Services, Racial and Ethnic Minorities and Underserved Populations
Subtitle of host publicationPatient and Provider Perspectives
EditorsJennie Jacobs Kronenfeld
Pages183-213
Number of pages31
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005

Publication series

NameResearch in the Sociology of Health Care
Volume23
ISSN (Print)0275-4959

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)

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    Tamayo-Sarver, J. H., Dawson, N. V., Hinze, S. W., Cydulka, R. K., Wigton, R. S., & Baker, D. W. (2005). Rapid Clinical Decisions in Context: A Theoretical Model to Understand Physicians' Decision-Making With an Application to Racial/Ethnic Treatment Disparities. In J. Jacobs Kronenfeld (Ed.), Health Care Services, Racial and Ethnic Minorities and Underserved Populations: Patient and Provider Perspectives (pp. 183-213). (Research in the Sociology of Health Care; Vol. 23). https://doi.org/10.1016/S0275-4959(05)23009-0