About MDM

Medical Decision Making (MDM) offers rigorous and systematic approaches to decision making that are designed to improve the health and clinical care of individuals and to assist with health policy development. Published eight times a year, MDM presents theoretical, statistical, and modeling techniques and methods from a variety of disciplines including decision psychology, health economics, clinical epidemiology, and evidence synthesis. MDM promotes understanding of human decision-making processes so that individuals can make more informed and satisfying choices regarding their health.

MDM focuses on important topics such as:

  • Optimal strategies for patient care and policy decision making
  • Understanding individual and group decision-making processes
  • Outcomes of decisions, their measurement, and valuation
  • Risk communication, risk attitudes, and judgment
  • Methods to teach about and improve actual decisions
  • Methods for technology assessment, literature synthesis, comparative effectiveness research, and evidence-based decision making

We are most interested in papers that involve innovative methods, though we also consider exemplary applications of standard methods.

To submit a manuscript for consideration at MDM, please see Manuscript Requirements and Manuscript Submission.

 *** Current MDM Calls for Papers ***
Essay Contest (deadline: ongoing)

>> Please be aware that the editorial office anticipates delays in MDM’s standard review timelines for all manuscripts submitted during the month of December. Our volunteer editors and reviewers thank you in advance for your patience and understanding throughout the approaching holiday season.
Happy Holidays! The MDM/MDM P&P Editorial Office will be closed from Sat, Dec 22, through Sun, Jan 6. Manuscripts submitted during this time will be processed starting on Mon, Jan 7. <<


2018 SAGE-MDM Media Kit



Updated: 03 Dec 2018, RJF