A Systematic Analysis of Medical Decisions: How to Store Knowledge and Experience in Decision Tables
Diagnosis, treatment and prognosis are three different stages in the practice of medicine. All of these require some kind of decisions that are based on medical knowledge and the physician’s experience, among other factors. In this paper, we first present a set of key questions that involve clinical decisions and that are faced by medical practitioners in a daily basis. We then discuss the type and codification of the information needed to answer these questions. Finally, we introduce a family of knowledge-experience decision tables to store this information and to provide answers to the aforementioned questions.
KeywordsMedical Decision Patient Condition General Practitioner Decision Table Answering Question
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