Consensus Development Conference, NIH 4 articles
Diagnosis and Staging of Chronic Graft-versus-Host Disease in the Clinical Practice
We first conducted a survey of current practices of diagnosis, staging, and overall grading of cGVHD in daily clinical routine by sending an electronic questionnaire to the heads of the HSCT centers. During 3 meetings in 2009, more representatives of allogeneic HSCT centers were included into the di...
The epistemology and ethics of consensus: uses and misuses of 'ethical' expertise.
I examine the epistemology and ethics of consensus, focusing on the ways in which decision makers use/misuse ethical expertise. The major questions I raise and tentative answers I give are the following: First, are the 'experts' really experts? My tentative answer is that they are bona fide experts...
Consensus of expertise: the role of consensus of experts in formulating public policy and estimating facts.
For years analysts have recognized the error of assuming that experts in medical science are also experts in deciding the clinically correct course for patients. This paper extends the analysis of the use of the consensus of experts to their use in public policy groups such as NIH Consensus Developm...
Preserving scientific debate and patient choice: lessons from the Consensus Panel on Mammography Screening. National Institutes of Health.