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  1. Record linkage refers to the process of joining records that relate to the same entity or event in one or more data collections. In the absence of a shared, unique key, record linkage involves the comparison o...

    Authors: Tim Churches, Peter Christen, Kim Lim and Justin Xi Zhu

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2002 2:9

    Content type: Research article

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  2. This study advances the use of a utility model to model physician-patient interactions from the perspectives of physicians and patients.

    Authors: Steven R Feldman, G John Chen, Judy Y Hu and Alan B Fleischer

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2002 2:8

    Content type: Hypothesis

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  3. Hepatic surgery is characterized by complicated operations with a significant peri- and postoperative risk for the patient. We developed a web-based, high-granular research database for comprehensive documenta...

    Authors: Martin Dugas, Rolf Schauer, Andreas Volk and Horst Rau

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2002 2:5

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Patient centred communication (PCC) has been described as a method for doctor-patient communication. The principles of shared decision making (SDM) have been proposed more recently.

    Authors: Michel Wensing, Glyn Elwyn, Adrian Edwards, Eric Vingerhoets and Richard Grol

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2002 2:2

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Classification of the electrocardiogram using Neural Networks has become a widely used method in recent years. The efficiency of these classifiers depends upon a number of factors including network training. U...

    Authors: Chris D Nugent, Jesus A Lopez, Ann E Smith and Norman D Black

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2002 2:1

    Content type: Research article

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  6. We conducted a review of the diagnostic accuracy of clinical examination for the diagnosis of cirrhosis. The objectives were: to identify studies assessing the accuracy of clinical examination in the detection...

    Authors: Guy de Bruyn and Edward A Graviss

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2001 1:6

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The use of telemedicine is growing, but its efficacy for achieving comparable or improved clinical outcomes has not been established in many medical specialties. The objective of this systematic review was to ...

    Authors: William R Hersh, Mark Helfand, James Wallace, Dale Kraemer, Patricia Patterson, Susan Shapiro and Merwyn Greenlick

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2001 1:5

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The specificity of clinical questions is gauged by explicit descriptions of four dimensions: subjects, interventions, comparators and outcomes of interest. This study determined whether adding simple instructi...

    Authors: Elmer V Villanueva, Elizabeth A Burrows, Paul A Fennessy, Meera Rajendran and Jeremy N Anderson

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2001 1:4

    Content type: Research article

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  9. To determine whether a computerized clinical documentation system (CDS): 1) decreased time spent charting and increased time spent in patient care; 2) decreased medication errors; 3) improved clinical decision...

    Authors: James A Menke, Cynthia W Broner, Deborah Y Campbell, Michelle Y McKissick and Joy A Edwards-Beckett

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2001 1:3

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Patients increasingly seek more active involvement in health care decisions, but little is known about how to communicate complex risk information to patients. The objective of this study was to elicit patient...

    Authors: Jennifer M Fortin, Linda K Hirota, Barbara E Bond, Annette M O'Connor and Nananda F Col

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2001 1:2

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Developments in information technology promise to revolutionise the delivery of health care by providing access to data in a timely and efficient way. Information technology also raises several important conce...

    Authors: Ross EG Upshur and Vivek Goel

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2001 1:1

    Content type: Case report

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