Design patterns for modelling guidelines

Radu Serban*, Annette Ten Teije, Mar Marcos, Cristina Polo-Conde, Kitty C J G M Rosenbrand, Jolanda Wittenberg, Joyce van Croonenborg

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Abstract

It is by now widely accepted that medical guidelines can help to significantly improve the quality of medical care. Unfortunately, constructing the required medical guidelines is a very labour intensive and costly process. The cost of guideline construction would decrease if guidelines could be built, From a set of building blocks that can be reused across guidelines. Such reusable building blocks would also result in more standardised guidelines, facilitating their deployment. The goal of this paper is to identify a collection of patterns that can be used as guideline building blocks. We propose two different methods for finding such patterns We compare the collections of patterns obtained through these two methods, and experimentally validate some of the patterns by checking their usability in the actual modelling of a medical guideline for breastcancer treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages121-125
Number of pages5
Volume3581 LNAI
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event10th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, AIME 2005 - Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Jul 200527 Jul 2005

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3581 LNAI
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Conference

Conference10th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, AIME 2005
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityAberdeen
Period23/07/0527/07/05

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