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Data Acquisition Process for an Intelligent Decision Support in Gynecology and Obstetrics Emergency Triage

  • Alexandra Cabral
  • Carla Pina
  • Humberto Machado
  • António Abelha
  • Maria Salazar
  • César Quintas
  • Carlos Filipe Portela
  • José Machado
  • José Neves
  • Manuel Filipe Santos
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 221)

Abstract

Manchester Triage System is a reliable system of triage in the emergency department of a hospital. This system when applied to a specific patients’ condition such the pregnancy has several limitations. To overcome those limitations an alternative triage IDSS was developed in the MJD. In this approach the knowledge was obtained directly from the doctors’ empirical and scientific experience to make the first version of decision models. Due to the particular gynecological and/or obstetrics requests other characteristics had been developed, namely a system that can increase patient safety for women in need of immediate care and help low-risk women avoid high-risk care, maximizing the use of resources. This paper presents the arrival flowchart, the associated decisions and the knowledge acquisition cycle. Results showed that this new approach enhances the efficiency and the safety through the appropriate use of resources and by assisting the right patient in the right place.

Keywords

Triage Emergency Department Intelligent Decision Support Systems Manchester Triage System 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandra Cabral
    • 1
  • Carla Pina
    • 2
  • Humberto Machado
    • 3
  • António Abelha
    • 4
  • Maria Salazar
    • 1
  • César Quintas
    • 1
  • Carlos Filipe Portela
    • 5
  • José Machado
    • 4
  • José Neves
    • 4
  • Manuel Filipe Santos
    • 5
  1. 1.Sistemas de InformaçãoLargo Prof. Abel SalazarPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Hospital São SebastiãoSanta Maria da FeiraPortugal
  3. 3.Serviço Urgência, CHP – Hospital Santo AntónioLargo Prof. Abel SalazarPortoPortugal
  4. 4.Dep. InformáticaUniversidade do MinhoPortugal
  5. 5.Centro Algoritmi, Dep. Sistemas de InformaçãoUniversidade do MinhoPortugal

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