A Systematic Analysis of Medical Decisions: How to Store Knowledge and Experience in Decision Tables

  • David Riaño
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6924)


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.


Medical Decision Patient Condition General Practitioner Decision Table Answering Question 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Riaño
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  1. 1.Research Group on Artificial IntelligenceUniversitat Rovira i VirgiliTarragonaSpain

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