Objective Medical Decision-making; Systems Approach in Acute Disease

Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 19–22 April 1983 Proceedings

  • J. E. W. Beneken
  • S. M. Lavelle

Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-VIII
  2. Keynote papers

    1. E. S. Derviniotis
      Pages 1-6
  3. Diagnosis

  4. Monitoring

    1. J. G. Jones, C. Thornton, C. P. H. Heneghan, M. F. M. James, M. Navaratnarajan
      Pages 57-64
    2. A. J. R. Simons, R. A. F. Pronk
      Pages 65-75
    3. J. H. van Bemmel, E. S. Gelsema, A. Hasman, J. L. Talmon, J. S. Duisterhout
      Pages 85-100
    4. A. P. Meijler, J. E. W. Beneken, A. Nandorff, H. M. van Kessel, J. Spierdijk
      Pages 101-112
  5. Therapy and control

    1. J. A. Blom, J. E. W. Beneken, N. P. de Bruijn, J. Spierdijk
      Pages 141-161
    2. D. Robert, F. Perrin, L. Holzapfel, J. Pernier
      Pages 162-168
    3. F. Perrin, M. H. Giard, O. Bertrand, D. Robert, J. Pernier
      Pages 169-175
    4. Steen Dawids, Anton Caspersen
      Pages 176-184
  6. Evaluation of criteria and procedures

    1. S. M. Lavelle, B. Murphy, F. H. Given, U. S. Khoo
      Pages 188-193
    2. D. M. Catley, J. R. Lehane, C. Thornton, C. Jordan, J. G. Jones
      Pages 209-216
    3. N. Mendler, S. Balteskonis, W. Heimisch, F. Sebening
      Pages 217-222
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 234-245

About these proceedings


Objective medical decision~making has shown itself to be an emerging discipline which is sufficiently robust to promote its further development. This book identifies many important areas for applications in the field of acute patient care. The different approaches require testing, evaluation and mutual co~parisons to ensure that the right method is used to solve the existing problem. Medical sciences and patient care are increasingly supported by system sciences, resulting in growing multi- and interdisciplinary research and development areas. In this context, system sciences involve the methods, techniques, concepts and approaches obtained f~om disciplines such as mathematics, statistics, stochastic signal theory, fuzzy set theory, systems and control theory, signal analysis, pattern recogni­ tion, simulation, computer languages, structured programming, data base management and computer sciences. This book contains the papers of a workshop "Objective Medical Decision making f Systems approach in acute disease" which was initia­ ted and supported by the SWG/COMAC on Biomedical Engineering, Evaluation of Technology, Transfer and Standardization of CRM/CREST of the European Community. In setting up the original programme we have been assisted by a group of experts and for their cooperation we are very gratef.ul to S. Dawids, Copenhagen E. Epple, Tlibingen ; J. Jones, Harrow; L. Lambotte, Brussels C. Marchesi, Pisa and D. Robert, Lyon. The papers have been arranged in four groups, each followed by a brief synopsis. The four groups are : diagnosis, monitoring, therapy and control, and evaluation of criteria and procedures.


Medizinische Informatik Narkose Notfallmedizin Radiologieinformationssystem classification data acquisition diagnosis evaluation informatics medical informatics standardization statistics

Editors and affiliations

  • J. E. W. Beneken
    • 1
  • S. M. Lavelle
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Medical Electrical EngineeringEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Experimental MedicineUniversity CollegeGalwayIreland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-12671-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-48334-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-7788
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