Expert Advice: A predictive clincial guide for depression care

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SRI International created a conceptual prototype of a predictive, evidence-based logic model designed to guide clinicians through problem-solving treatment (PST) options based on data mined from the original IMPACT trial. The cutting edge research used natural language processing and complicated algorithms as the basis of the prototype, which ultimately intended to help expert clinicians who use PST with their patients. The expert system would apply the model to the patient’s records and generate suggested treatments with accompanying rationales to inform the patient’s treatment plan. Funding to develop a fully functional prototype was never secured.

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