Data Mining Techniques and Medical Decision Making for Urological Dysfunction
N. Sriraam (Multimedia University, Malaysia), V. Natasha (Multimedia University, Malaysia) and H. Kaur (Multimedia University, Malaysia)
Copyright: © 2006
Data mining has been emerging recently as a viable computational tool for autonomous decision making especially in the field of medical applications. It has provided diagnostic solutions for skin and breast cancer detection, brain tumor detection, and also for other classification problems. In this chapter, we explore two data mining techniques, namely, association mining and decision tree mining, for predicting the life span of the kidney failure patients who have undergone routine dialysis. The total parameters used for this study were 28 attributes. The optimal prioritized parameters that decide the survival rate are reported and it can be concluded from the experimental results that the decision tree approach yields promising results.