Automatic Combination of Formal Intervention Plans Using SDA* Representation Model

  • Francis Real
  • David Riaño
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4924)

Abstract

One of the main tasks of physicians is to select an appropriate treatment for patients. Although clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) are evidence-based documents that help physicians to decide on the appropriate treatment, they use to be restricted to specific pathologies. On the contrary, elderly patients tend to suffer from several simultaneous diseases, requiring the combined applications of several treatments provided by multiple CPGs. The combination of different treatments, often prescribed by different physicians, may create interferences and, sometimes, dangerous situations for the patient.

This paper introduces a methodology to combine CPG-based treatments in order to provide explicit integration of treatments.

Keywords

Knowledge integration Formal Intervention Plans in Healthcare Comorbidity treatment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francis Real
    • 1
  • David Riaño
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Group on Artificial Intelligence Dept. of Computer Science and MathematicsUniversitat Rovira i VirgiliTarragonaSpain

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