A framework for defining and verifying clinical guidelines: a case study on cancer screening
De Matteis, P
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SubjectDatabase management; Artificial intelligence; Information storage and retrieval; Information systems applications; User interfaces and human computer interaction; Computation by abstract devices
Medical guidelines are clinical behaviour recommendations used to help and support physicians in the definition of the most appropriate diagnosis and/or therapy within determinate clinical circumstances. Due to the intrinsic complexity of such guidelines, their application is not a trivial task; hence it is important to verify if health-care workers behave in a conform manner w.r.t. the intended model, and to evaluate how much their behaviour differs. In this paper we present the GPROVE framework that we are developing within a regional project to describe medical guidelines in a visual way and to automatically perform the conformance verification.
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