Checking the quality of clinical guidelines using automated reasoning tools

ARJEN HOMMERSOM, PETER J. F. LUCAS, PATRICK VAN BOMMEL
<span title="">2008</span> <i title="Cambridge University Press (CUP)"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/yhwvj6mbzza5tfz766tokherka" style="color: black;">Theory and Practice of Logic Programming</a> </i> &nbsp;
AbstractRequirements about the quality of clinical guidelines can be represented by schemata borrowed from the theory of abductive diagnosis, using temporal logic to model the time-oriented aspects expressed in a guideline. Previously, we have shown that these requirements can be verified using interactive theorem proving techniques. In this paper, we investigate how this approach can be mapped to the facilities of a resolution-based theorem prover,otterand a complementary program that searches
more &raquo; ... for finite models of first-order statements,mace-2. It is shown that the reasoning required for checking the quality of a guideline can be mapped to such a fully automated theorem-proving facilities. The medical quality of an actual guideline concerning diabetes mellitus 2 is investigated in this way.
<span class="external-identifiers"> <a target="_blank" rel="external noopener noreferrer" href="https://doi.org/10.1017/s1471068408003451">doi:10.1017/s1471068408003451</a> <a target="_blank" rel="external noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/release/buczvjy5l5fy3j33weftqgsezm">fatcat:buczvjy5l5fy3j33weftqgsezm</a> </span>
<a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://web.archive.org/web/20090625175356/http://www.cs.ru.nl/~peterl/quali-checking-TPLP2008.pdf" title="fulltext PDF download" data-goatcounter-click="serp-fulltext" data-goatcounter-title="serp-fulltext"> <button class="ui simple right pointing dropdown compact black labeled icon button serp-button"> <i class="icon ia-icon"></i> Web Archive [PDF] <div class="menu fulltext-thumbnail"> <img src="https://blobs.fatcat.wiki/thumbnail/pdf/8e/a8/8ea8ff42e9d6d5524929835507492155ee25373a.180px.jpg" alt="fulltext thumbnail" loading="lazy"> </div> </button> </a> <a target="_blank" rel="external noopener noreferrer" href="https://doi.org/10.1017/s1471068408003451"> <button class="ui left aligned compact blue labeled icon button serp-button"> <i class="external alternate icon"></i> cambridge.org </button> </a>