Towards an Evidence-Based Decision Support Tool for Management of Musculoskeletal Conditions

YET B., Marsh W., Morrissey D.

Special Topic Conference of the European-Fedeeration-for-Medical-Informatics (EFMI STC), Zagreb, Croatia, 15 - 16 October 2018, vol.255, pp.175-179 identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 255
  • Doi Number: 10.3233/978-1-61499-921-8-175
  • City: Zagreb
  • Country: Croatia
  • Page Numbers: pp.175-179
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


Musculoskeletal (MSK) problems present an increasing burden for the healthcare sector, particularly in ageing populations. Advances in evidence are often slow to influence clinical decisions, suggesting decision support would be beneficial. We propose a Bayesian network (BN) for providing evidence-based decision support as it can explicitly represent domain knowledge as causal relations and allows both domain knowledge and clinical data to be combined to create a usable decision model. We make a preliminary evaluation of the model's performance.