Applied Swarm-based medicine: collecting decision trees for patterns of algorithms analysis.

Panje, Cédric M; Glatzer, Markus; von Rappard, Joscha Stefan; Rothermundt, Christian; Hundsberger, Thomas; Zumstein, Valentin; Plasswilm, Ludwig; Putora, Paul Martin (2017). Applied Swarm-based medicine: collecting decision trees for patterns of algorithms analysis. BMC Medical research methodology, 17(1), p. 123. BioMed Central 10.1186/s12874-017-0400-y

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BACKGROUND

The objective consensus methodology has recently been applied in consensus finding in several studies on medical decision-making among clinical experts or guidelines. The main advantages of this method are an automated analysis and comparison of treatment algorithms of the participating centers which can be performed anonymously.

METHODS

Based on the experience from completed consensus analyses, the main steps for the successful implementation of the objective consensus methodology were identified and discussed among the main investigators.

RESULTS

The following steps for the successful collection and conversion of decision trees were identified and defined in detail: problem definition, population selection, draft input collection, tree conversion, criteria adaptation, problem re-evaluation, results distribution and refinement, tree finalisation, and analysis.

CONCLUSION

This manuscript provides information on the main steps for successful collection of decision trees and summarizes important aspects at each point of the analysis.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Dermatology, Urology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Osteoporosis (DURN) > Clinic of Nephrology and Hypertension

UniBE Contributor:

Glatzer, Markus; von Rappard, Joscha Stefan; Plasswilm, Ludwig and Putora, Paul Martin

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1471-2288

Publisher:

BioMed Central

Language:

English

Submitter:

Beatrice Scheidegger

Date Deposited:

27 Mar 2018 12:32

Last Modified:

22 Oct 2019 20:28

Publisher DOI:

10.1186/s12874-017-0400-y

PubMed ID:

28814269

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Cancer Consensus Consensus finding Decision tree Radiotherapy Swarm-based medicine

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.111819

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/111819

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