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  1. Two decades of research has established the positive effect of using patient-targeted decision support interventions: patients gain knowledge, greater understanding of probabilities and increased confidence in...

    Authors: Glyn Elwyn, Isabelle Scholl, Caroline Tietbohl, Mala Mann, Adrian GK Edwards, Catharine Clay, France Légaré, Trudy van der Weijden, Carmen L Lewis, Richard M Wexler and Dominick L Frosch
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13(Suppl 2):S14

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  2. In 2005, the International Patient Decision Aids Standards Collaboration identified twelve quality dimensions to guide assessment of patient decision aids. One dimension—the delivery of patient decision aids o...

    Authors: Aubri S Hoffman, Robert J Volk, Anton Saarimaki, Christine Stirling, Linda C Li, Martin Härter, Geetanjali R Kamath and Hilary Llewellyn-Thomas
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13(Suppl 2):S13

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  3. Establishing the effectiveness of patient decision aids (PtDA) requires evidence that PtDAs improve the quality of the decision-making process and the quality of the choice made, or decision quality. The aim of t...

    Authors: Karen R Sepucha, Cornelia M Borkhoff, Joanne Lally, Carrie A Levin, Daniel D Matlock, Chirk Jenn Ng, Mary E Ropka, Dawn Stacey, Natalie Joseph-Williams, Celia E Wills and Richard Thomson
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13(Suppl 2):S12

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  4. Coaching and guidance are structured approaches that can be used within or alongside patient decision aids (PtDAs) to facilitate the process of decision making. Coaching is provided by an individual, and guida...

    Authors: Dawn Stacey, Jennifer Kryworuchko, Jeff Belkora, B Joyce Davison, Marie-Anne Durand, Karen B Eden, Aubri S Hoffman, Mirjam Koerner, France Légaré, Marie-Chantal Loiselle and Richard L Street Jr
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13(Suppl 2):S11

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  5. Effective use of a patient decision aid (PtDA) can be affected by the user’s health literacy and the PtDA’s characteristics. Systematic reviews of the relevant literature can guide PtDA developers to attend to...

    Authors: Kirsten J McCaffery, Margaret Holmes-Rovner, Sian K Smith, David Rovner, Don Nutbeam, Marla L Clayman, Karen Kelly-Blake, Michael S Wolf and Stacey L Sheridan
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13(Suppl 2):S10

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  6. Patient decision aids support people to make informed decisions between healthcare options. Personal stories provide illustrative examples of others’ experiences and are seen as a useful way to communicate inf...

    Authors: Hilary L Bekker, Anna E Winterbottom, Phyllis Butow, Amanda J Dillard, Deb Feldman-Stewart, Floyd J Fowler, Maria L Jibaja-Weiss, Victoria A Shaffer and Robert J Volk
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13(Suppl 2):S9

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  7. Consensus guidelines have recommended that decision aids include a process for helping patients clarify their values. We sought to examine the theoretical and empirical evidence related to the use of values cl...

    Authors: Angela Fagerlin, Michael Pignone, Purva Abhyankar, Nananda Col, Deb Feldman-Stewart, Teresa Gavaruzzi, Jennifer Kryworuchko, Carrie A Levin, Arwen H Pieterse, Valerie Reyna, Anne Stiggelbout, Laura D Scherer, Celia Wills and Holly O Witteman
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13(Suppl 2):S8

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  8. Making evidence-based decisions often requires comparison of two or more options. Research-based evidence may exist which quantifies how likely the outcomes are for each option. Understanding these numeric est...

    Authors: Lyndal J Trevena, Brian J Zikmund-Fisher, Adrian Edwards, Wolfgang Gaissmaier, Mirta Galesic, Paul KJ Han, John King, Margaret L Lawson, Suzanne K Linder, Isaac Lipkus, Elissa Ozanne, Ellen Peters, Danielle Timmermans and Steven Woloshin
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13(Suppl 2):S7

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 13 Supplement 2

  9. Healthcare and social care environments are increasingly confronted with older persons with long-term care needs. Consequently, the need for integrated and coordinated assessment systems increases. In Belgium,...

    Authors: Dirk Vanneste, Bram Vermeulen and Anja Declercq
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:129
  10. Recently, claim-data-based comorbidity-adjusted methods such as the Charlson index and the Elixhauser comorbidity measures have been widely used among researchers. At the same time, there have been an increasi...

    Authors: Ji Hwan Bang, Soo-Hee Hwang, Eun-Jung Lee and Yoon Kim
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:128
  11. Medication adherence is critical for patient treatment. This study involved evaluating how implementing Short Message Service (SMS) reminders affected patient medication adherence and related factors.

    Authors: Hsiu-Ling Huang, Yu-Chuan Jack Li, Yueh-Ching Chou, Yow-Wen Hsieh, Frank Kuo, Wen-Chen Tsai, Sinkuo Daniel Chai, Blossom Yen-Ju Lin, Pei-Tseng Kung and Chia-Jung Chuang
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:127
  12. There are dilemmas associated with the diagnosis and prognosis of prostate cancer which has lead to over diagnosis and over treatment. Prediction tools have been developed to assist the treatment of the disease.

    Authors: Susie Boyce, Yue Fan, Ronald William Watson and Thomas Brendan Murphy
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:126
  13. The use of telemedicine in acute stroke care can facilitate rapid access to treatment, but the work required to embed any new technology into routine practice is often hidden, and can be challenging. We aimed ...

    Authors: Beverley French, Elaine Day, Caroline Watkins, Alison McLoughlin, Jane Fitzgerald, Michael Leathley, Paul Davies, Hedley Emsley, Gary Ford, Damian Jenkinson, Carl May, Mark O’Donnell, Christopher Price, Christopher Sutton and Catherine Lightbody
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:125
  14. Breast cancer is one of the most critical cancers and is a major cause of cancer death among women. It is essential to know the survivability of the patients in order to ease the decision making process regard...

    Authors: Kung-Jeng Wang, Bunjira Makond and Kung-Min Wang
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:124
  15. Lymph node metastasis (LNM) in gastric cancer is a very important prognostic factor affecting long-term survival. Currently, several common imaging techniques are used to evaluate the lymph node status. Howeve...

    Authors: Zhi-Guo Zhou, Fang Liu, Li-Cheng Jiao, Zhi-Long Wang, Xiao-Peng Zhang, Xiao-Dong Wang and Xiao-Zhuo Luo
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:123
  16. 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

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

  17. Health information exchange (HIE) is the electronic sharing of data and information between clinical care and public health entities. Previous research has shown that using HIE to electronically report laborat...

    Authors: Brian E Dixon, Shaun J Grannis and Debra Revere
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:121
  18. As the amount of information in electronic health care systems increases, data operations get more complicated and time-consuming. Intensive Care platforms require a timely processing of data retrievals to gua...

    Authors: Kristof Steurbaut, Steven Latré, Johan Decruyenaere and Filip De Turck
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:120
  19. Departing from the widespread use of the internet in modern society and the emerging use of web applications in healthcare this project captures persons’ needs and expectations in order to develop highly usabl...

    Authors: Ulrika Josefsson, Marie Berg, Ingalill Koinberg, Anna-Lena Hellström, Margaretha Jenholt Nolbris, Agneta Ranerup, Carina Sparud Lundin and Ingela Skärsäter
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:119
  20. Conjoint Analysis (CA) can serve as an important tool to study health disparities and unique factors underlying decision-making in diverse subgroups. However, methodological advancements are needed in exploiti...

    Authors: Salimah H Meghani, Jesse Chittams, Alexandra L Hanlon and Joseph Curry
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:118
  21. A medical tests may influence the health of patients by guiding clinical decisions, such as treatment in case of a positive test result. However, a medical test can influence the health of patients through oth...

    Authors: Jolande Y Vis, Myra CB van Zwieten, Patrick MM Bossuyt, Karel GM Moons, Marcel GW Dijkgraaf, Kirsten J McCaffery, Ben Willem J Mol and Brent C Opmeer
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:117
  22. Studying rare outcomes, new interventions and diverse populations often requires collaborations across multiple health research partners. However, transferring healthcare research data from one institution to ...

    Authors: Christine E Bredfeldt, Amy L Butani, Roy Pardee, Paul Hitz, Sandy Padmanabhan and Gwyn Saylor
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:116
  23. Internationally, generic medicines are increasingly seen as a key strategy to reduce healthcare expenditure, therefore awareness and knowledge transfer regarding generic medicines are valid areas of research. ...

    Authors: Suzanne S Dunne, Niamh M Cummins, Ailish Hannigan, Bill Shannon, Colum Dunne and Walter Cullen
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:115
  24. Our objective was to develop a model for measuring re-identification risk that more closely mimics the behaviour of an adversary by accounting for repeated attempts at matching and verification of matches, and...

    Authors: Khaled El Emam, Fida K Dankar, Angelica Neisa and Elizabeth Jonker
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:114
  25. As adolescents with hemophilia approach adulthood, they are expected to assume responsibility for their disease management. A bilingual (English and French) Internet-based self-management program, “Teens Takin...

    Authors: Vicky R Breakey, Ashley V Warias, Danial M Ignas, Meghan White, Victor S Blanchette and Jennifer N Stinson
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:113
  26. Physician notes routinely recorded during patient care represent a vast and underutilized resource for human disease studies on a population scale. Their use in research is primarily limited by the need to sep...

    Authors: Andrew J McMurry, Britt Fitch, Guergana Savova, Isaac S Kohane and Ben Y Reis
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:112
  27. Clinical decision support (CDS) for electronic prescribing systems (computerized physician order entry) should help prescribers in the safe and rational use of medicines. However, the best ways to alert users ...

    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, Robin E Ferner and Ann Slee
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:111

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:122

  28. Quality assessment and continuous quality feedback to the staff is crucial for safety and efficiency of teleconsultation and triage. This study evaluates whether it is feasible to use an already existing telep...

    Authors: Gabrielle Marmier Staub, Jan von Overbeck and Eva Blozik
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:110
  29. With the increasing prevalence of Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) in healthcare institutions, there is a growing need to measure their success. However, there is a lack of published literatu...

    Authors: Wen-Sheng Tzeng, Kuang-Ming Kuo, Huang-Wei Lin and Tai-Yuan Chen
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:109
  30. Paper-based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health checks have promoted a preventive approach to primary care and provided data to support research at the Inala Indigenous Health Service, south-west Bris...

    Authors: Geoffrey KP Spurling, Deborah A Askew, Philip J Schluter and Noel E Hayman
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:108
  31. Patient Data Management Systems (PDMS) support clinical documentation at the bedside and have demonstrated effects on completeness of patient charting and the time spent on documentation. These systems are cos...

    Authors: Ixchel Castellanos, Jürgen Schüttler, Hans-Ulrich Prokosch and Thomas Bürkle
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:107
  32. Blindness due to diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the major disability in diabetic patients. Although early management has shown to prevent vision loss, diabetic patients have a low rate of routine ophthalmologic ...

    Authors: Ein Oh, Tae Keun Yoo and Eun-Cheol Park
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:106
  33. Decision support systems for differential diagnosis have traditionally been evaluated on the basis of criteria how sensitively and specifically they are able to identify the correct diagnosis established by ex...

    Authors: R Scott Braithwaite and Matthew Scotch
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:105
  34. Human resources are an important building block of the health system. During the last decade, enormous investment has gone into the information systems to manage human resources, but due to the lack of a clear...

    Authors: Ramesh Kumar, Babar Tasneem Shaikh, Jamil Ahmed, Zulfiqar Khan, Sayed Mursalin, Mahmood Iqbal Memon and Shagufta Zareen
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:104
  35. The process of creating and designing Virtual Patients for teaching students of medicine is an expensive and time-consuming task. In order to explore potential methods of mitigating these costs, our group bega...

    Authors: Marcus D Bloice, Klaus-Martin Simonic and Andreas Holzinger
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:103
  36. Medical care commonly involves the apprehension of complex patterns of patient derangements to which the practitioner responds with patterns of interventions, as opposed to single therapeutic maneuvers. This c...

    Authors: Jonathan D Paladino, Philip S Crooke, Christopher R Brackney, A Murat Kaynar and John R Hotchkiss
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:102
  37. The objective of this study was to ascertain the performance of syndromic algorithms for the early detection of patients in healthcare facilities who have potentially transmissible infectious diseases, using c...

    Authors: Solweig Gerbier-Colomban, Quentin Gicquel, Anne-Laure Millet, Christophe Riou, Jacqueline Grando, Stefan Darmoni, Véronique Potinet-Pagliaroli and Marie-Hélène Metzger
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:101
  38. In the Millennium Villages Project site of Bonsaaso, Ghana, the Health Team is using a mobile phone closed user group to place calls amongst one another at no cost.

    Authors: Nadi Nina Kaonga, Alain Labrique, Patricia Mechael, Eric Akosah, Seth Ohemeng-Dapaah, Joseph Sakyi Baah, Richmond Kodie, Andrew S Kanter and Orin Levine
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:100
  39. Providing patient information to physicians in usable form is of high importance. Electronic presentation of patient data may have benefits in efficiency and error rate reduction for these physician facing int...

    Authors: Daniel Glaser, Sanjula Jain and Philip Kortum
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:99
  40. Around 20% of those who seek health information online, search specifically for mental health. However, little is known about the nature of the online health information offered by two European countries, Finl...

    Authors: Christina Athanasopoulou, Heli Hätönen, Sanna Suni, Christos Lionis, Kathleen M Griffiths and Maritta Välimäki
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:98
  41. Methods for linking real-world healthcare data often use a latent class model, where the latent, or unknown, class is the true match status of candidate record-pairs. This commonly used model assumes that agre...

    Authors: Joanne K Daggy, Huiping Xu, Siu L Hui, Roland E Gamache and Shaun J Grannis
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:97
  42. In accordance with the People’s Republic of China’s (China) National Health Reform Plan of 2009, two of the nation’s leading hospitals, located in Beijing, have implemented electronic medical record (EMR) syst...

    Authors: Jianbo Lei, Paulina Sockolow, Pengcheng Guan, Qun Meng and Jiajie Zhang
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:96
  43. Poor adherence to the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) protocol reduces the potential impact on under-five morbidity and mortality. Electronic technology could improve adherence; however there...

    Authors: Marc Mitchell, Bethany L Hedt-Gauthier, Daniel Msellemu, Melania Nkaka and Neal Lesh
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:95
  44. The forces which affect homelessness are complex and often interactive in nature. Social forces such as addictions, family breakdown, and mental illness are compounded by structural forces such as lack of avai...

    Authors: Vijay K Mago, Hilary K Morden, Charles Fritz, Tiankuang Wu, Sara Namazi, Parastoo Geranmayeh, Rakhi Chattopadhyay and Vahid Dabbaghian
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:94
  45. Recommendations from international task forces on geriatric assessmentemphasize the need for research including validation of cancer-specificgeriatric assessment (C-SGA) tools in oncological settings. This stu...

    Authors: Kerri M Clough-Gorr, Lea Noti, Peter Brauchli, Richard Cathomas, Marius R Fried, Gillian Roberts, Andreas E Stuck, Felicitas Hitz and Ulrich Mey
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:93
  46. Women diagnosed with early breast cancer (stage I or II) can be offered the choice between mastectomy or breast conservation surgery with radiotherapy due to equivalence in survival rates. A wide variation in ...

    Authors: Stephanie Sivell, Glyn Elwyn, Adrian Edwards and Antony S R Manstead
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:92
  47. Prior studies demonstrate the suitability of natural language processing (NLP) for identifying pneumonia in chest radiograph (CXR) reports, however, few evaluate this approach in intensive care unit (ICU) pati...

    Authors: Vincent Liu, Mark P Clark, Mark Mendoza, Ramin Saket, Marla N Gardner, Benjamin J Turk and Gabriel J Escobar
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:90
  48. The editors of BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 12 (2012).

    Authors: Adrian Aldcroft
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:74
  49. Adopting mobile electronic medical record (MEMR) systems is expected to be one of the superior approaches for improving nurses’ bedside and point of care services. However, nurses may use the functions for far...

    Authors: Kuang-Ming Kuo, Chung-Feng Liu and Chen-Chung Ma
    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:88

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