Journal of Medical Systems

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 251–260 | Cite as

An iterative requirements specification procedure for decision support systems

  • Cyril H. P. Brookes


Requirements specification is a key element in a DSS development project because it not only determines what is to be done, it also drives the evolution process. A procedure for requirements elicitation is described that is based on the decomposition of the DSS design task into a number of functions, subfunctions, and operators. It is postulated that the procedure facilitates the building of a DSS that is complete and integrates MIS, modelling and expert system components. Some examples given are drawn from the health administration field.


Evolution Process Support System Decision Support Expert System Decision Support System 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cyril H. P. Brookes
    • 1
  1. 1.From the University of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

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