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Math-based aids for making decisions in medicine and industry could improve many diagnoses — often saving lives in the process Better DECISIONS through SCIENCE

@inproceedings{Swets2000MathbasedAF,
  title={Math-based aids for making decisions in medicine and industry could improve many diagnoses — often saving lives in the process Better DECISIONS through SCIENCE},
  author={John A. Swets and Robyn M. Dawes and John Monahan},
  year={2000}
}
agonizing over whether an ambiguous spot is a tumor. A parole board weighs the release of a potentially violent criminal. A technician at an airport worries over a set of ultrasound readings: do they suggest a deadly crack in an airplane’s wing? All these people are grappling with diagnostic decisions. In spite of incomplete or ambiguous evidence, they must determine whether or not a certain condition exists (or will occur). Such problems abound in health care, public safety, business… Expand

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TLDR
This paper presents a meta-modelling system that automates the very labor-intensive and therefore time-heavy and therefore expensive and expensive process of manually cataloging and cataloging medical equipment for use in the health care system. Expand
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