Control System Concepts and Approaches in Clinical Medicine

  • E. R. Carson
  • D. G. Cramp
  • L. Finkelstein
  • D. Ingram


Control system concepts and approaches, derived mainly from engineering, have been found to be of great value when applied in other areas of science and technology. Nowhere is this more apparent than in medicine. In this chapter some general ideas concerning the nature of such an approach will be outlined. It will be shown how the health care system can be viewed as a control problem, how the techniques of signal analysis and mathematical modelling can be applied in patient management, and how the doctor-patient relationship must be seen within the wider context of a total health care system.


Control System Model Arterial Oxygen Partial Pressure Trend Prediction Experimental Test Data Adaptive Fitting 
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  • E. R. Carson
  • D. G. Cramp
  • L. Finkelstein
  • D. Ingram

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