Real-World Decision Support Systems: Case Studies by Jason Papathanasiou, Nikolaos Ploskas, Isabelle Linden

By Jason Papathanasiou, Nikolaos Ploskas, Isabelle Linden

This publication offers real-world determination aid structures, i.e., platforms which have been operating for it slow and as such were established in genuine environments and complicated events; the instances are from quite a few program domain names and spotlight the easiest practices in every one level of the system’s lifestyles cycle, from the preliminary necessities research and layout levels to the ultimate levels of the venture. each one bankruptcy offers decision-makers with suggestions and insights into classes discovered in order that mess ups should be refrained from and successes repeated. for that reason unsuccessful circumstances, which at some stage in their lifestyles cycle have been deemed as mess ups for one cause or one other, also are incorporated. All choice aid structures are awarded in a positive, coherent and deductive demeanour to augment the educational effect.

It enhances the various works that concentrate on theoretical elements or person module layout and improvement by means of supplying ‘good’ and ‘bad’ practices whilst constructing and utilizing determination aid platforms. Combining top of the range learn with real-world implementations, it truly is of curiosity to researchers and execs in alike.

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CQ1: Is there an alternative treatment better than ? CQ2: Is there a risk for patient

in following ? CQ3: Is there a side effect for patient

in following ? The Argument for Preference from Side Effects (APSE) scheme represents a possible reason to prefer a set of treatment characteristics over another, namely that the first set does not include some side effects that are instead included in the second set. APSE(C1, C2, fE1, E2,. . , Eng): Parameters: C1, C2 (characteristics of a treatment), E (side effects).

Al Qassas et al. diagnosis, treatment, or follow-up of patient conditions. Clinical discussions belong to a consolidated practice and generally take place once or twice a week in each specialty department of a hospital. A clinical discussion typically includes a sequence of sessions or meetings, where new cases are faced and cases already discussed in previous meetings are reconsidered, since, for example, the outcomes of new tests are available, a diagnostic hypothesis has still to be analyzed, the first effects of a treatment have to be assessed, and the treatment must be confirmed or changed.

The types of discussion elements available in ArgMed are listed in Fig. 2 along with the icons used for their graphical representation. The name of the specialist who expressed the opinion is associated to the corresponding discussion element. • Information elements, which represent basic information concerning the clinical case at hand and on which physicians’ opinions are based (see Fig. 3). 2 ArgMed: A Support System for Medical Decision Making 23 Fig. 2 ArgMed discussion elements and their graphical representation Fig.

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