A Computer-Based Dialysis Therapy Advisor

J. D. Schaffer, P. E. Teschan, J. Caviedes, J. R. Bourne

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This paper describes our experiences in creating an initial prescription dialysis therapy advisor to assist physicians in prescribing dialysis regimens for patients who are to begin maintenance hemodialysis treatment. Two implementation methods are described: 1) a procedurally based methodology, and 2) a rule-based system. The advantages and disadvantages of each are discussed and the results of using the advisory system with patients are examined. The initial prescription advisory or consultation system is envisioned as ultimately becoming part of a simulated community of experts that provides advice on all aspects of dialysis therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-259
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1984
Externally publishedYes

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  • Biomedical Engineering


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