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Diabetes Advisor - A Medical Expert System for Diabetes Management

Mbogho, Audrey, Joel Dave and Kulani Makhubele (2013) Diabetes Advisor - A Medical Expert System for Diabetes Management. In Proceedings Fifth International Conference on e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries (AFRICOMM), Blantyre, Malawi.

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Abstract

Access to medical services in rural communities, especially in the developing world, is extremely limited. Medical expert systems can play a significant role in alleviating this problem by providing decision support in the giving of advice on diagnosis, treatment and disease management. This study built a prototype for diabetes, a chronic illness affecting millions across the globe. Preliminary evaluation suggests that such a system could be useful for expanding medical services in rural communities and as an educational tool for unskilled medical staff.

EPrint Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:expert systems, diabetes, decision support
Subjects:J Computer Applications: J.3 LIFE AND MEDICAL SCIENCES
ID Code:904
Deposited By:Mbogho, Audrey J. W.
Deposited On:28 October 2013