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Title Combining clinical judgement and statistical data in expert systems: Over-the-telephone management decisions for critical congenital heart disease in the first month of life
Author(s) Rodney C. G. Franklin; David J. Spiegelhalter; Fergus J. Macartney; and Kate Bull
Source International Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing, Vol. 6, Pages 157-166
Publication Date 1989
Abstract When a new-born baby with congenital heart disease is referred to a regional specialist centre, the transportation management is crucial but must be decided on the basis of clinical information obtained over the telephone. We consider algorithmic and naive statistical approaches to helping in this decision, and on the basis of preliminary results the relative strengths and weaknesses are discussed. A synthesized logical and probabilistic approach appears to have the best potential and could be implemented on hand-held computers.

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