An adaptive decision support system for risk management in haemodialysis departments

C. Cornalba, R. Bellazzi, S. Quaglini, R. G. Bellazzi, M. Stefanelli

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The dependability of health care organizations may be improved limiting clinical risks and adverse events. This paper describes a project, implemented in a haemodialysis department, which is aimed at exploiting the results of a dialysis monitoring system to dynamically extract risk profiles for the patients and the clinical centres. These risk profiles allow defining decision support strategies able to adaptively minimize risks and improve patient safety. We focus on the problem of managing clinical risks, in terms of events which influence the risk of hospitalization and mortality and their expected costs. The developed tool takes advantage of an "Incident Reporting System" (Hemostat) and exploits a Bayesian network approach to estimate clinical risk and to propose therapeutic and strategic decisions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAAAI Spring Symposium - Technical Report
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event2005 AAAI Spring Symposium - Stanford, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 21 2005Mar 23 2005


Other2005 AAAI Spring Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityStanford, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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