A Semantically Advanced Querying Methodology for Medical Knowledge and Decision Support

A Semantically Advanced Querying Methodology for Medical Knowledge and Decision Support

Epaminondas Kapetanios (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland)
Copyright: © 2002 |Pages: 35
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-13-6.ch006
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Abstract

A large part of all activities in healthcare deals with decision making regarding which examinations and tests need to be done or, on the basis of earlier examinations, which further tests need to be ordered. Recently, guidelines for an appropriateness and necessity indication of medical interventions have been elaborated and consulted in order to evaluate the quality of decisions in specific medical domains such as cardiology and hysterectomy.

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