Automatic verification of CPGs

Researchers of the company RAND-UCLA have proposed that the main methodological problem of the Clinical Practice Guidelines (GPCs) are inconsistencies. For example, following a GPC can propose two different diagnostic measures or even contradictory. To avoid it, the GIB has been working on a method of verification of logical consistency, based on computational algebra and a set of tools to store directories, check their consistency and view them as a flowchart.

Automatic Verification of CPGs

 

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