Need for Data Mining in Medicine
Nature of medical data: noisy, incomplete, uncertain, nonlinearities, fuzziness Soft computing
Too much data now collected due to computerization (text, graphs, images,…)
Too many disease markers (attributes) now available for decision making
Increased demand for health services: (Greater awareness, increased life expectancy, …)
- Overworked physicians and facilities
Stressful work conditions in ICUs, etc.