An expert system for the evaluation of historical asbestos exposure as diagnostic criterion in asbestos-related diseases.
Compensation schemes for asbestos-related diseases have developed different strategies for attributing a specific disease to occupational exposure to asbestos in the past.
In the absence of quantitative exposure information that allows a valid estimate of an individual's historical exposure, general guidelines are required to retrospectively evaluate asbestos exposure.
A risk matrix has been developed that contains qualitative information on the proportion of workers exposed and the level of exposure in particular industries over time.
Based on this risk matrix, stepwise decision trees were formulated for decisions regarding the decisive role of historical asbestos exposure in case ascertainment of asbestosis and mesothelioma.
Application of decision schemes will serve to speed up the process of verifying compensation claims and also contribute to a uniform decision-making process in legal procedures.
Mots-clés Pascal : Amiante, Exposition professionnelle, Toxicité, Mésothéliome, Homme, Asbestose, Médecine travail, Système expert, Critère, Diagnostic, Recommandation, Arbre décision, Dommages intérêts, Réparation, Tumeur, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Pneumoconiose, Maladie professionnelle, Poumon pathologie, Histoire professionnelle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asbestos, Occupational exposure, Toxicity, Mesothelioma, Human, Asbestosis, Occupational medicine, Expert system, Criterion, Diagnosis, Recommendation, Decision tree, Compensatory damage, Repair, Tumor, Respiratory disease, Pneumoconiosis, Occupational disease, Lung disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0136162
Code Inist : 002B03L03. Création : 16/11/1999.