An Adaptive Network-Based Fuzzy Inference System for Estimating the Duration of Medical Services: A Case Study

Koksal I. H., EMİNAĞAOĞLU M., Turkoglu B.

10th IEEE International Conference on Application of Information and Communication Technologies (AICT), Baku, Azerbaijan, 12 - 14 October 2016, pp.801-806 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Baku
  • Country: Azerbaijan
  • Page Numbers: pp.801-806
  • Keywords: ANFIS, duration estimation, medical services, numerical prediction
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


The aim of this study is twofold. First one is to derive a feasible numerical prediction model for the duration of medical services in a medical institution that could be used by the hospital management within their quality assurance and improvement processes. The second aim is to develop a freeware software tool, which implements an adaptive artificial neural network-based fuzzy inference system with a user-friendly interface that can be effectively used by both technical and non-technical people. Some promising results have been obtained which show that both of these objectives have been successfully achieved to some extent.