Prognostic methods in medicine.

  title={Prognostic methods in medicine.},
  author={Paul J. Lucas and Ameen Abu-Hanna},
  journal={Artificial intelligence in medicine},
  volume={15 2},
Prognosis--the prediction of the course and outcome of disease processes--plays an important role in patient management tasks like diagnosis and treatment planning. As a result, prognostic models form an integral part of a number of systems supporting these tasks. Furthermore, prognostic models constitute instruments to evaluate the quality of health care and the consequences of health care policies by comparing predictions according to care norms with actual results. Approaches to developing… CONTINUE READING

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