Expert Systems and Decision Support in Medicine

33rd Annual Meeting of the GMDS EFMI Special Topic Meeting Peter L. Reichertz Memorial Conference Hannover, September 26–29, 1988 Proceedings

  • O. Rienhoff
  • U. Piccolo
  • B. Schneider

Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 36)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-XII
  2. Introduction and Memorial Session

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jan H. van Bemmel
      Pages 3-19
  3. Special Topic Contributions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Decision Support in Western Clinical Medicine

      1. Khalid Moidu, Dimiter Driankov, Ove Wigertz
        Pages 23-30
      2. H. U. Prokosch, R. K. Hulse, M. Wall, T. W. Wong, T. A. Pryor
        Pages 31-37
      3. Y. S. Moon, T. F. Lo
        Pages 38-43
      4. J. Schneider, K. Piwernetz, R. Engelbrecht, R. Renner
        Pages 44-49
      5. L. Balkányi, K. Molnár, E. Sánta, M. Tóth
        Pages 60-64
      6. S. Hyödynmaa, P. Kolari, K. Näriäinen, A. Ojala, J. Rantanen, N. Saranummi
        Pages 65-68
      7. Zhou-nan Yang, Ji-qian Fang
        Pages 69-73
    3. Decision Support in Traditional Chinese Medicine

    4. Knowledge-Based Systems and Statistical Decision Support

About these proceedings


The 33rd Annual Meeting of the German Association for Medical Documentation, Informatics and Statistics was combined with a Special Topic Conference of the European Federation for Medical Informatics and takes place at Hannover, F. R. of Germany, from September 26 to 29, 1988. It was planned and initililly prepared by the late Prof. P. L Reichertz, who headed the Hannover institute from 1969 to 1987. To commemorate his contribution to the development of medicine the conference was devoted to him "Peter Reichertz Memorial Conference on Expert Systems and Decision Support in Medicine" Since computers in the early Fifties were first applied to support medical reasoning, various phases of euphoria and resi~ation have . followed. Every new methodology which became technically possible was and will be applied to the old questlon of how to diagnose diseases more reliably. Artificial Intelligence is just one new approach to the old challenge. Over the years some· authors have been very optimistic and put forward opinions which motivated the common press to coin the phrase 'Dr. med. computer'. Papers printed under this heading rebuffed the majority of physiCians for many years. Today we know that medical decision making is a most complex buman performance. And 30 years of research on decision support have given us only limited insight into the underlying processes. Most of the principal methodological questions were already asked very early on.


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie un Peter Reichertz diagnosis image processing medical informatics statistics

Editors and affiliations

  • O. Rienhoff
    • 1
  • U. Piccolo
    • 2
  • B. Schneider
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Medizinische InformatikPhilipps-Universität MarburgMarburgGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Medizinische InformatikMedizinische Hochschule HannoverHannover 61Germany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-50317-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-48706-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-7788
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