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Table 4 Example of the analytical process

From: Advancing beyond the system: telemedicine nurses’ clinical reasoning using a computerised decision support system for patients with COPD – an ethnographic study

Meaning unit Condensed meaning unit Code Sub-category Category
I cannot look at that alone [the CDSS recommendation] … What colour is it [the system alert]? I need to look at the patient’s background, comorbidities, and recent health status [disease development]. The nurse overrides the recommendation by gathering extended clinical data to assess health change Gathering and searching for extended clinical data to assess the recommendation Assessing the recommendation The process of TM nurses’ reasoning to assess health change
  1. CDSS computerised decision support system, TM nurses telemedicine nurses