Data Mining to Determine Risk in Medical DecisionseBook - 2011
Decisions regarding the risks involved in medical treatments must belong to patients and their physicians - after all, it is the patient's health and life which is at stake. But patients will not be equipped for this decision-making process if they cannot be given some idea as to the risks and benefits of treatment. Such risks are generally estimated by a consensus panel of specialist physicians using supporting medical literature. Unfortunately, this literature does not always provide a good estimate of risk, particularly in the case of rare occurrences. This book demonstrates statistical tec.
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Washington, D.C. : IOS Press, ©2011
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 257 pages)