This book presents the research efforts in the U. S. in artificial intelligence application techniques to medical decision making. It has grown out of a Symposium on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine presented at the 1979 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
1. Artificial Intelligence and Medicine 2. Representation of Expert Knowledge for Consultation: The Casnet and Expert Projects 3. Consultation, Knowledge Acquisition, and Instruction: A Case Study 4. The Development of Clinical Expertise in the Computer 5. Heuristic Methods for Imposing Structure on Ill-Structured Problems: The Structuring of Medical Diagnostics 6. Modeling Knowledge of the Patient in Acid-Base and Electrolyte Disorders 7. Conclusion