Investigations in the use of clinical algorithms to organize medical knowledge

Thomas W. Abendroth, Robert A. Greenes, Elizabeth A. Joyce

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Abstract

Clinical algorithms can concisely portray the often complex branching structure of diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. Though frequently used to present expert opinion regarding specific problems, algorithms suffer a number of limitations when restricted to a state medium. Some ways in which computer presentation might overcome these limitations are investigated, and techniques for handling some of the challenges encountered in adapting printed algorithms to computer display are developed. Based in part on this work it is believed that clinical algorithms could play a useful role in decision support and context-sensitive knowledge retrieval.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care
EditorsRobert A. Greenes
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages90-95
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0818608811
StatePublished - Nov 1 1988
EventProceedings - Twelfth Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: Nov 6 1988Nov 9 1988

Publication series

NameProceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care
ISSN (Print)0195-4210

Other

OtherProceedings - Twelfth Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care
CityWashington, DC, USA
Period11/6/8811/9/88

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Abendroth, T. W., Greenes, R. A., & Joyce, E. A. (1988). Investigations in the use of clinical algorithms to organize medical knowledge. In R. A. Greenes (Ed.), Proceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care (pp. 90-95). (Proceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care). Publ by IEEE.