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Mathematics 2019, 7(2), 140; https://doi.org/10.3390/math7020140

An Interval Type-2 Fuzzy Similarity-Based MABAC Approach for Patient-Centered Care

School of Business, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China
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Received: 28 December 2018 / Revised: 21 January 2019 / Accepted: 22 January 2019 / Published: 1 February 2019
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Abstract

Patient-centered care is an essential part of the implementation of integrated medicine, integrating humanistic care into nursing services, enhancing communication between caregivers and patients, and providing personalized service to patients. Based on the similarity of interval type-2 fuzzy numbers (IT2FNs), a novel similarity-based methodology is presented for the selection of the most suitable medical treatment under a patient-centered environment. First, we propose a new similarity based on the geometric properties of interval type-2 fuzzy numbers and present a new property based on the center of gravity. Meanwhile, in order to better highlight the advantages of the proposed similarity, we selected 30 samples for comparative experiments. Second, considering the straightforward logic of the multi-attributive border approximation area comparison (MABAC) method, we extended it based on similarity to make the decision more accurate. Finally, a realistic patient-centered type-2 diabetes treatment selection problem is presented to verify the practicality and effectiveness of the proposed algorithm. A comparative analysis with existing methods is also described. View Full-Text
Keywords: patient-centered care; interval type-2 fuzzy similarity; similarity-based MABAC method; interval type-2 fuzzy numbers; type-2 diabetes treatment selection problem patient-centered care; interval type-2 fuzzy similarity; similarity-based MABAC method; interval type-2 fuzzy numbers; type-2 diabetes treatment selection problem
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Hu, J.; Chen, P.; Yang, Y. An Interval Type-2 Fuzzy Similarity-Based MABAC Approach for Patient-Centered Care. Mathematics 2019, 7, 140.

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