Applying Evidence-Based Medicine in Telehealth: An Interactive Pattern Recognition Approximation
2. Evidence-Based Medicine Principles and Clinical Guidelines
- Intensive use of the biomedical literature: The integration of biomedical literature with daily practice will allow the decisions of physicians to be based on statistical evidence. To allow that integration, it is necessary that this information be accessible to physicians in an easy and practical way.
- Critical reading of the literature based on personal experience: Due to the high variability of human behavior and multi-pathological patients, it is very usual that patients that have the same illness have different responses to the same treatment. Therefore, the evidence taken from the biomedical literature should be used only as a valid complement to the personal experience of the physician.
- Patient-centered care: The EBM advocates for patient involvement in the care process. The empowerment of patients and informal caregivers not only will allow for a more effective self-care of patients, but also allows for better understanding of their illness, allowing them to prevent disease complications.
3. Evidence-Based Medicine in the Interactive Pattern Recognition Framework
3.1. Interactive Pattern Recognition Framework
3.2. IPR Approach for EBM
- Post-process approach: The PR system offers a solution, and the expert analyzes and adapts it.
- Interactive approach: The expert is involved in the IPR building process of the solution.
3.2.1. Daily Care Protocol Cycle
3.2.2. Interactive Protocol Improvement Cycle
4. Discussion and Conclusion
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Fernández-Llatas, C.; Meneu, T.; Traver, V.; Benedi, J.-M. Applying Evidence-Based Medicine in Telehealth: An Interactive Pattern Recognition Approximation. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10, 5671-5682. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph10115671
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Fernández-Llatas, Carlos, Teresa Meneu, Vicente Traver, and José-Miguel Benedi. 2013. "Applying Evidence-Based Medicine in Telehealth: An Interactive Pattern Recognition Approximation" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 10, no. 11: 5671-5682. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph10115671