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Clinical decision-making, knowledge support systems, and theory

Section edited by Paul Taylor

This section aims to publish studies on the development, implementation and evaluation of clinical decision support systems. The section also accepts articles on the theoretical support of clinical decision-making (including shared-decision making), decision analysis, and decision aids.

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  1. Identification of potentially preventable readmissions is typically accomplished through manual review or automated classification. Little is known about the concordance of these methods.

    Authors: Ana H Jackson, Emily Fireman, Paul Feigenbaum, Estee Neuwirth, Patricia Kipnis and Jim Bellows

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:28

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Patients are increasingly expected and asked to be involved in health care decisions. In this decision-making process, preferences for participation are important. In this systematic review we aim to provide a...

    Authors: Linda Brom, Wendy Hopmans, H Roeline W Pasman, Danielle RM Timmermans, Guy AM Widdershoven and Bregje D Onwuteaka-Philipsen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:25

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Ensuring that all cancer patients have access to the appropriate treatment within an appropriate time is a strategic priority in many countries. There is in particular a need to describe and analyse cancer car...

    Authors: Gautier Defossez, Alexandre Rollet, Olivier Dameron and Pierre Ingrand

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:24

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Clinical decision support (CDS) has been shown to be effective in improving medical safety and quality but there is little information on how telephone triage benefits from CDS. The aim of our study was to com...

    Authors: Frederick North, Debra D Richards, Kimberly A Bremseth, Mary R Lee, Debra L Cox, Prathibha Varkey and Robert J Stroebel

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:20

    Content type: Research article

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  5. An increasing number of older adults drive automobiles. Given that the prevalence of dementia is rising, it is necessary to address the issue of driving retirement. The purpose of this study is to evaluate how...

    Authors: John Carmody, Jan Potter, Kate Lewis, Sanjay Bhargava, Victoria Traynor and Don Iverson

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:19

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Decision aids offer promise as a practical solution to improve patient decision making about coronary heart disease (CHD) prevention medications and help patients choose medications to which they are likely to...

    Authors: Stacey L Sheridan, Lindy B Draeger, Michael P Pignone, Barbara Rimer, Shrikant I Bangdiwala, Jianwen Cai, Ziya Gizlice, Thomas C Keyserling and Ross J Simpson Jr

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:14

    Content type: Research article

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  7. We describe the results of cognitive interviews to refine the “Making Choices©” Decision Aid (DA) for shared decision-making (SDM) about stress testing in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD).

    Authors: Karen Kelly-Blake, Stacie Clark, Katherine Dontje, Adesuwa Olomu, Rebecca C Henry, David R Rovner, Marilyn L Rothert and Margaret Holmes-Rovner

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:10

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Interactive multimedia is an emerging technology that is being used to facilitate interactions between patients and health professionals. The purpose of this review was to identify and evaluate the impact of m...

    Authors: Carol Raaff, Cris Glazebrook and Heather Wharrad

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:8

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Breast cancer risk reduction has the potential to decrease the incidence of the disease, yet remains underused. We report on the development a web-based tool that provides automated risk assessment and persona...

    Authors: Elissa M Ozanne, Rebecca Howe, Zehra Omer and Laura J Esserman

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:4

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Choosing the correct ventilator settings for the treatment of patients with respiratory tract disease is quite an important issue. Since the task of specifying the parameters of ventilation equipment is entire...

    Authors: Fatma Patlar Akbulut, Erkan Akkur, Aydin Akan and B Siddik Yarman

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:3

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Assessing the accuracy of influenza epidemic periods determined by statistical models is important to improve the performance of algorithms used in real-time syndromic surveillance systems. This is a difficult...

    Authors: Marion Debin, Cécile Souty, Clément Turbelin, Thierry Blanchon, Pierre-Yves Boëlle, Thomas Hanslik, Gilles Hejblum, Yann Le Strat, Flavien Quintus and Alessandra Falchi

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:138

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 'An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’ is a common saying, and indeed, most health economic studies conclude that people are more willing to pay for preventive measures than for treatment activities...

    Authors: Ree M Meertens, Vivian MJ Van de Gaar, Maitta Spronken and Nanne K de Vries

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:136

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Healthcare costs are increasing rapidly and at an unsustainable rate in many countries, and inpatient hospitalizations are a significant driver of these costs. Clinical decision support (CDS) represents a prom...

    Authors: Christopher L Fillmore, Bruce E Bray and Kensaku Kawamoto

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:135

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Decision aids are evidence-based tools designed to inform people of the potential benefit and harm of treatment options, clarify their preferences and provide a shared decision-making structure for discussion ...

    Authors: Linda C Li, Paul M Adam, Anne F Townsend, Diane Lacaille, Charlene Yousefi, Dawn Stacey, Diane Gromala, Chris D Shaw, Peter Tugwell and Catherine L Backman

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:131

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Authors: Jamie J Coleman, Heleen van der Sijs, Walter E Haefeli, Sarah P Slight, Sarah E McDowell, Hanna M Seidling, Birgit Eiermann, Jos Aarts, Elske Ammenwerth, Ann Slee and Robin E Ferner

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:122

    Content type: Erratum

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    The original article was published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:111