Automated medical diagnosis with fuzzy stochastic models: Monitoring chronic diseases

Acta Biotheoretica 52 (4):291-311 (2004)
As the world population ages, the patients per physician ratio keeps on increasing. This is even more important in the domain of chronic pathologies where people are usually monitored for years and need regular consultations.To address this problem, we propose an automated system to monitor a patient population, detecting anomalies in instantaneous data and in their temporal evolution, so that it could alert physicians. By handling the population of healthy patients autonomously and by drawing the physicians' attention to the patients–at-risk, the system allows physicians to spend comparatively more time with patients who need their services. In such a system, the interaction between the patients, the diagnosis module, and the physicians is very important. We have based this system on a combination of stochastic models, fuzzy filters, and strong medical semantics.
Keywords Philosophy   Philosophy of Biology   Evolutionary Biology
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DOI 10.1023/B:ACBI.0000046599.46389.ab
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