Representing CARE rules in a decision-theoretic formalism
Wagner MM, Overhage JM, Rodriguez E, Cooper GF. Representing CARE rules in a decision-theoretic formalism. In: Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the American Medical Informatics Association (1996) 582-586. PMID: 8947733
Improvement in theperformance ofreminder systems may befacilitated by the use ofnew representations. A decision-theoretic representation, for example, may enable a reminder system to represent and reason about the probabilities that a reminder will be a true or a false alarm and the relative utilities of these events. We extended apreviously described decisiontheoretic model to include such events. The model now represents explicitly the uncertainty, costs, and benefits ofsending a reminder. We also extended the model to remove an assumption of reminder independence. As a step towards testing a hypothesis that this approach will support better performance than a rule-based approach, we analyzed a set of CARE rules and showed that our representation can represent these rules.