A desktop expert system for the differential diagnosis of dementia: an evaluation study

Leonard A. Plugge, Frans R.J. Verhey, Jellemer Jolles

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    Evince-I is a desktop expert system for the differential diagnosis of dementia, implemented on a personal computer. It is intended to assess the effectiveness of this new technology in modeling a psychiatrist who uses international guidelines for diagnosing dementia. EVINCE-I was tested in diagnosing 19 patients with varying stages of dementia and 10 patients showing other disorders except dementia. EVINCE-I and the human expert were in perfect agreement on the diagnosis of dementia and correlated highly on the diagnosis of dementia of the Alzheimer type and multiple infarct dementia. EVINCE-I thus offers important possibilities as a tool in investigating the data and procedures used by the human expert.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)147-156
    Number of pages10
    JournalInternational Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1990

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