Methods for Computer-Assisted Clinical Decisions

  • Tibor Deutsch
  • Ewart Carson
  • Endre Ludwig

Abstract

Medical treatment can be thought of as a type of system control. It is composed of the iterative activity of diagnosis (system identification) and therapy (process control) with the objective of making the patient’s state improve toward a target state. The different phases of patient management closely interact with each other. Following an initial diagnosis, the problem is mostly how to refine it while trying to determine the response of the patient to treatment. Observed pathological patterns or deviations from the expected course of the disease may prompt the clinician to revise the diagnostic explanation and the treatment that has been applied so far.

Keywords

Aminoglycoside Antibiotic Perforated Appendicitis Decision Node Temporal Reasoning Arthritic Pain 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tibor Deutsch
    • 1
  • Ewart Carson
    • 2
  • Endre Ludwig
    • 3
  1. 1.Semmelweis University of MedicineBudapestHungary
  2. 2.City UniversityLondonEngland
  3. 3.Péterfy Teaching HospitalBudapestHungary

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