The complex functional medicine approached for chronic health conditions was likely to deal with big amount of various dataset from the patient's history and complicated laboratory results. This posits multiple and individualized diagnostic and therapeutic targets. In this discussion, the authors addressed the challenges of big-data-analytical-based clinical decision making in a functional medicine practice, looking at various models of human decision making and identifying strategies to improve their application in the healthcare setting.
Pizzorno JE: Clinical Decision Making—A Functional Medicine Perspective. Global Advances in Health and Medicine 2012, 1(4):8-13.