Fundamentals of clinical methodology. 4. Diagnosis

Artif Intell Med. 2000 Nov;20(3):227-41. doi: 10.1016/s0933-3657(00)00066-x.


The concept of medical diagnosis is reconstructed and its syntax, semantics, and pragmatics are analyzed. It is shown that medical diagnosis is relative to a complex diagnostic structure part of which are the method of diagnostic reasoning and the knowledge base used. Clinical knowledge-based systems research is interpreted as the advent of an engineering science of clinical practice.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted*
  • Terminology as Topic