Chronic wounds have significant impacts on patient health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and the healthcare expenditures. Various complex decision-making scenarios arise from wound management. Clinical decision-making systems (CDSS) can assist in relieving healthcare providers in these complex decision-making processes and improve the quality of care. In our study, we used the Decision Model & Notation (DMN) standard as a knowledge representation format to implement a knowledge base for chronic wound material recommendation in phase-based therapy. The resulting decision model is theoretically consistent and sustainable. With this study, we also emphasized the need of a semantic interoperability framework. This opens further research possibilities regarding the improvement of the model and the interest of DMN for decision models in clinical fields.
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