A Methodology for Evaluation of Knowledge-Based Systems
Knowledge based systems (KBS) are of great potential use in medicine. However, the progress in development and actual day to day use of KBSs in medicine has been disappointing. Shortliffe (1989) believes that this is because medical decision aids are not user friendly, they do not explain their reasoning adequately, they are too time consuming to use in the actual work environment, and particularly because of physician fears of e.g. legal liability and intrusion of the systems into their practice.
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