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Accommodating complexity and human behaviors in decision analysis

Backus, George A.; Strip, David R.; Siirola, John D.; Bastian, Mark S.; Schoenwald, David A.; Braithwaite, Karl R.

This is the final report for a LDRD effort to address human behavior in decision support systems. One sister LDRD effort reports the extension of this work to include actual human choices and additional simulation analyses. Another provides the background for this effort and the programmatic directions for future work. This specific effort considered the feasibility of five aspects of model development required for analysis viability. To avoid the use of classified information, healthcare decisions and the system embedding them became the illustrative example for assessment.