Checking the quality of clinical guidelines using automated reasoning tools

<span title="">2008</span> <i title="Cambridge University Press (CUP)"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="" 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.
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