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Modeling Distance from Study to Decision

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 32)

Abstract

This chapter describes how Roundsman assesses the relevance of a clinical study to a physician’s particular decision (step 3 in Fig. 1-1). Section 4.1 outlines Roundsman’s representation of a study’s statistical results: what interventions were compared, what outcomes were observed, etc. Section 4.2 presents a taxonomy of distances which allows Roundsman to characterize the distance(s) between study and clinical context. Section 4.3 describes the calibration of distance on a common scale. Section 4.4 describes the use of distance-estimators to identify when a particular distance metric component is applicable to the case being considered. Section 4.5 discusses related research, and section 4.6 summarizes the chapter’s main points.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Medical Information Sciences ProgramStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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