Computer-based clinical decision support for general practitioners.
GP makes many decisions within every consultation. A computer-based clinical
decision support system (CDSS) is software designed to support this decision
making. It matches individual patient characteristics to a computerized
clinical knowledge base and then provides patient-specific assessments or
recommendations to the clinician to support a decision that can relate to
diagnosis, investigation, prognosis or treatment. CDSSs offers the potential to
translate the most up to date and robust evidence into practice. An example
would include a GP being prompted to use a clinical prediction rule for
pharyngitis (such as the Centor score) through a CDSS integrated into the
electronic health record, after typing the word ‘sore throat’, with suggested
management options then being delivered to the GP.
Health Research Board, Ireland through the HRB Centre for Primary Care Research (grant HRC/2007/1)
CommentsThis is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Family Practice following peer review. The version of record Murphy ME, Fahey T, Smith SM. Computer-based clinical decision support for GP. Family Practice. 2014;31(5):497-498 is available online at: http://fampra.oxfordjournals.org/content/31/5/497
Published CitationMurphy ME, Fahey T, Smith SM. Computer-based clinical decision support for GP. Family Practice. 2014;31(5):497-498.
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