Decision support systems are formal instructions derived from mathematical analysis of statistical data or from clinical expert knowledge with the aim to aid in diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and monitoring.
The systems can be realized as written instructions or as computer programs.
The prefered scientific standard for measuring benefit to health care is the randomized controlled clinical trial, a technique rarely used in the evaluation of decision support systems.
In the paper several examples of decision support systems are discussed.
Only a few systems have been adequately tested and evaluated.
Medical decision making of the doctor can be considerably improved by incorporating some of these formal decision-aids into clinical routine.
Mots-clés Pascal : Essai clinique, Randomisation, Fiabilité, Aide décision, Système expert, Contrôle qualité, Evaluation performance, Technique, Article synthèse
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Clinical trial, Randomization, Reliability, Decision aid, Expert system, Quality control, Performance evaluation, Technique, Review
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