The Computer: Guidance in Diagnosis and Therapy
The simplistic idea of a computer “making a diagnosis” has been replaced by the recognition that modern decision-support systems entail several related tasks: gathering data, identifying disease categories, assessing individual patient prognosis, suggesting further evaluations, and perhaps educating the physician.1–3 Decision support is no longer an unexplored topic; innumerable articles have been published on the subject, and national and international groups on decision-support systems have been established.
KeywordsMedical Decision Computer Reminder Infectious Disease Expert Regenstrief Medical Record System Acute Abdominal Disorder
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