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posted on 04.04.2022, 13:24 authored by Mark MurphyMark Murphy, Tom FaheyTom Fahey, Susan SmithSusan Smith

A 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.

Funding

Health Research Board, Ireland through the HRB Centre for Primary Care Research (grant HRC/2007/1)

History

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This 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 Citation

Murphy ME, Fahey T, Smith SM. Computer-based clinical decision support for GP. Family Practice. 2014;31(5):497-498.

Publication Date

2014-08-05

PubMed ID

25096276

Department/Unit

  • General Practice
  • HRB Centre for Primary Care Research