Closing the Loop

  • Dwayne R. Westenskow
  • Thomas D. Wast
  • Robert J. Bowman
  • Devin B. Ohlson


Closed loop control offers great potential for improving care and reducing health care costs. When used properly it can be a valuable asset greatly aiding in patient care by providing optimination and adjustment of patient therapy according to the patient’s needs. The physician is relieved of some of the mundane tasks which can be performed by closed loop controllers, but he is still in charge and must closely observe the behavior of these closed loop units and carefully select the patients on which they are applied.


Reduce Health Care Cost Negative Feedback Control Differential Lung Ventilation Mundane Task Insulin Infusion System 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dwayne R. Westenskow
    • 1
  • Thomas D. Wast
    • 1
  • Robert J. Bowman
    • 1
  • Devin B. Ohlson
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Anesthesiology and SurgeryUniversity of Utah, School of MedicineSalt Lake CityUSA

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