Using Bayesian Networks for Risk Assessment in Healthcare System [chapter]

Bouchra Zoullouti, Mustapha Amghar, Sbiti Nawal
2019 Bayesian Networks [Working Title]  
To ensure patient safety, the healthcare service must be of a high quality, safe and effective. This work aims to propose integrated approaches to risk management for a hospital system. To improve patient's safety, we should develop methods where different aspects of risk and type of information are taken into consideration. The first approach is designed for a context where data about risk events are available. It uses Bayesian networks for quantitative risk analysis in the hospital. Bayesian
more » ... etworks provide a framework for presenting causal relationships and enable probabilistic inference among a set of variables. The methodology is used to analyze the patient's safety risk in the operating room, which is a high risk area for adverse event. The second approach uses the fuzzy Bayesian network to model and analyze risk. Fuzzy logic allows using the expert's opinions when quantitative data are lacking and only qualitative or vague statements can be made. This approach provides an actionable model that accurately supports human cognition using linguistic variables. A case study of the patient's safety risk in the operating room is used to illustrate the application of the proposed method.
doi:10.5772/intechopen.80464 fatcat:hpxri2xscfbpxguuliltnvd4te