MEDWISE: A MEDICAL DATA BASE FOR PERSONAL COMPUTERS.

P. L.M. Kerkhof*, J. Helder, C. P.H. Van Dijke, J. J.A. Schreuder, H. Koops, F. R.S. Friederich, G. Camphuisen, K. Gill

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Abstract

General characteristics concerning all major attributes of pathologic states and physiologic processes in medicine are stored in a knowledge base named MEDWISE. Data on symptoms, complications, laboratory findings, therapy, prognosis, etc. , are ordered in a logical manner, whereas the ICD-structure is employed to cover all possible diseases. The use of natural language and the causality-oriented approach permit understanding of the reasoning processes followed during retrieval actions. The system can easily be up-dated, e. g. , with new information from the literature. Application of the microcomputer offers wide potential as a daily companion to the physician or as an aid for teaching purposes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-341
Number of pages9
JournalAutomedica
Volume5
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1984

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