The Clinical Decision Consultation Service responds to requests from physicians who are uncertain as to the optimal management strategy for an individual patient. The service provides advice based on literature review and formal decision analysis explicitly weighing the risks and benefits of the alternatives.
Typical consults involve complex clinical problems or unusual problems that involve difficult tradeoffs. Examples include:
- Decisions for patients with combinations of problems that make traditional strategies of care problematic
- The interpretation of conflicting information
- Decisions that need to reflect strongly individual patient preferences
Requests for consultation can be made by telephone (617-636-5934).
The Division is located in downtown Boston on the seventh floor of Tufts Medical Center at 35 Kneeland Street.
The mailing address is as follows:
Tufts Medical Center
800 Washington Street #302
Boston, MA 02111