An Epidemiological Approach to Computerized Medical Diagnosis: The AEDMI Project, A Multicenter Design to which Different Artificial Intelligence Systems may be Gathered

  • L. Alonso-Vallès
  • P. Ferrer-Salvans
  • R. Rubio-García
  • O. Juan-Babot
  • E. Vidal-Casas
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 45)


A project to develop a clinical decision aid system is proposed, based on a multicentric design and on the application of epidemiological methods to the analysis of clinical data bases and clinical judgment. The knowledge of the prevalences of the most common diseases in the treated virtual population allows the assessment of diagnostic predictivities, and the provision of objective probabilities as a reference for the expert system. The characteristics of the system proposed are be described.


Expert System Medical Knowledge Medical Informatics Epidemiological Approach Epidemiological Method 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Alonso-Vallès
    • 1
  • P. Ferrer-Salvans
    • 1
  • R. Rubio-García
    • 2
  • O. Juan-Babot
    • 1
  • E. Vidal-Casas
    • 1
  1. 1.Unitat de Farmacologia Clínica. Ciutat Sanitària de Bellvitge. Hospital Duran i ReynalsHospitalet de LlobregatBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Andersen ConsultingMadridSpain

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