Intelligent Multimedia Multi-Agent Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment Support System
The objective of this chapter is to show the application of the conceptual and computational facets of the HCVM in a clinical drug prescription monitoring activity. The application is in the area of infectious diseases (Gorbach et al. 1998; Barrows et al. 1991) and addresses problems related to the gathering of patient symptomatic data, providing diagnostic assistance, and finding inconsistencies in practitioner prescribed treatments compared to those recommended by therapeutic guidelines (TG 1998).
KeywordsAcute Otitis Medium Medical Practitioner Nominal Scale Therapeutic Guideline Potential Diagnosis
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