An Expert System for Assigning Patients into Clinical Trials Based on Bayesian Networks

@article{Papaconstantinou1998AnES,
  title={An Expert System for Assigning Patients into Clinical Trials Based on Bayesian Networks},
  author={Costantinos Papaconstantinou and Georgios Theocharous and Sridhar Mahadevan},
  journal={Journal of Medical Systems},
  year={1998},
  volume={22},
  pages={189-202}
}
Assigning patients into clinical trials is a knowledge and data intensive task. Eligibility determination for entry into a clinical trial is based upon specific inclusion and exclusion criteria. This paper investigates the use of an excerpt system to assist the physician through this task. This expert system uses Bayesian networks, a probabilistic method that can take advantage of pre-existing statistical knowledge. The paper also describes the feasibility of such a system by presenting the… CONTINUE READING