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A Decision Support Tool for Laboratory Medicine Based on Automatic Knowledge Acquisition

  • G. Boran
  • P. Eldridge
  • J. Nolan
  • P. Brosnan
  • R. O’Moore
Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 40)

Abstract

Decision support systems are now becoming increasingly available in laboratory medicine. Whereas recent systems for interpretation of thyroid function tests provide effective decision support [1,2,3], they are not flexible enough to accommodate different test strategies or local user modifications. The system described by Brosnan et al [4] specifically addresses these problems and relies primarily on fixed production rules which trigger associated comments or chains of comments in a branching tree structure.

Keywords

Decision Support System Serum Protein Electrophoresis Lactic Dehydrogenase Isozyme Effective Decision Support Associate Comment 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Boran
    • 1
  • P. Eldridge
    • 1
  • J. Nolan
    • 2
  • P. Brosnan
    • 3
  • R. O’Moore
    • 3
  1. 1.Departments of Clinical Biochemistry at Lewisham HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Hvidovre HospitalCopenhagenDenmark
  3. 3.St. James’s HospitalDublinIreland

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