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What is Therapeutic Decision Making

Epidemiological Research Applications for Public Health Measurement and Intervention
It is a comprehensive process in which people usually make decision to response any physical, psychological, and social illness.
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Therapeutic Decision-Making Process: An Anthropological Study on a Disaster-Prone Bangladeshi Village
Md. Musfikur Rahman (International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh) and Md. Nasir Uddin (Prime Minister's Office, Bangladesh)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4414-3.ch006
Therapeutic decision making is crucial to address any health problems. Household livelihood assets had significant impact on therapeutic decision making in the study village. The researchers administered participant observation, in-depth interview, and FGD for data collection by using purposive sampling during November 2010 to June 2011. Among 250 households, the number of ill persons were 316, of which 297 received treatments from popular, folk, and professional sectors while the rest did not seek any options. The decision makers were varied for newborn, children, adolescent, adult, and aged people, and it depended on the cyclical issues of an illness episode.
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