Automated Test Selection in Decision-Support Systems: a Case Study in Oncology

D. Sent, L.C. van der Gaag

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    Abstract

    Decision-support systems in medicine should be equipped with a facility that provides patient-tailored information about which test had best be performed in which phase of the patient's management. A decision-support system with a good testselection facility may result in ordering fewer tests, decreasing financial costs, improving a patient's quality of life, and in an improvement of medical care in general. In close cooperation with two experts in oncology, we designed such a facility for a decision-support system for the staging of cancer of the oesophagus. The facility selects tests based upon a patient's health status and closely matches current routines. We feel that by extending our decision-support system with the facility, it provides further support for a patient's management and will be more interesting for use in daily medical practice. In this paper, we describe the test-selection facility that we designed for our decision-support system in oncology and present some initial results.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationUbiquity: Technologies for Better Health in Aging Societies - Proceedings of MIE2006
    EditorsA Hasman, R Haux, J Van der Lei, E De Clercq, F Roger-France
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    PublisherIOS Press
    Pages491-496
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)1-58603-647-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventUbiquity: Technologies for Better Health in Aging Societies - Proceedings of MIE2006 - Maastricht, the Netherlands
    Duration: 27 Aug 200630 Aug 2006

    Publication series

    NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
    PublisherIOS Press
    Number2
    Volume124

    Conference

    ConferenceUbiquity: Technologies for Better Health in Aging Societies - Proceedings of MIE2006
    Period27/08/0630/08/06
    Other27-30 Aug 2006

    Keywords

    • METIS-238199
    • EWI-7013

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