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  1. Content type: Research article

    Genetic testing, especially in pharmacogenomics, can have a major impact on patient care. However, most physicians do not feel that they have sufficient knowledge to apply pharmacogenomics to patient care. Onl...

    Authors: Bret S. E. Heale, Aly Khalifa, Bryan L. Stone, Scott Nelson and Guilherme Del Fiol

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:113

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  2. Content type: Research article

    A patient decision aid (PtDA) can support shared decision making (SDM) in preference-sensitive care, with more than one clinically applicable treatment option. The development of a PtDA is a complex process, i...

    Authors: W. Savelberg, T. van der Weijden, L. Boersma, M. Smidt, C. Willekens and A. Moser

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:112

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Predicting progression from a stage of Mild Cognitive Impairment to dementia is a major pursuit in current research. It is broadly accepted that cognition declines with a continuum between MCI and dementia. As...

    Authors: Telma Pereira, Luís Lemos, Sandra Cardoso, Dina Silva, Ana Rodrigues, Isabel Santana, Alexandre de Mendonça, Manuela Guerreiro and Sara C. Madeira

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:110

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  4. Content type: Correspondence

    The US Veterans Administration (VA) has developed a robust and mature computational infrastructure in support of its electronic health record (EHR). Web technology offers a powerful set of tools for structurin...

    Authors: Nallakkandi Rajeevan, Kristina M. Niehoff, Peter Charpentier, Forrest L. Levin, Amy Justice, Cynthia A. Brandt, Terri R. Fried and Perry L. Miller

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:111

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  5. Content type: Study protocol

    A Personal Health Record (PHR) is an online application that allows patients to access, manage, and share their health data. PHRs not only enhance shared decision making with healthcare providers, but also ena...

    Authors: Gyuri Kim, Ji Cheol Bae, Byoung Kee Yi, Kyu Yeon Hur, Dong Kyung Chang, Moon-Kyu Lee, Jae Hyeon Kim and Sang-Man Jin

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:109

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:169

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:169

  6. Content type: Research article

    Due to the increasing availability of individual-level information across different electronic datasets, record linkage has become an efficient and important research tool. High quality linkage is essential fo...

    Authors: Enny S Paixão, Katie Harron, Kleydson Andrade, Maria Glória Teixeira, Rosemeire L. Fiaccone, Maria da Conceição N. Costa and Laura C. Rodrigues

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:108

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Although data from electronic health records (EHR) are often used for research purposes, systematic validation of these data prior to their use is not standard practice. Existing validation frameworks discuss ...

    Authors: Loan R. van Hoeven, Martine C. de Bruijne, Peter F. Kemper, Maria M.W. Koopman, Jan M.M. Rondeel, Anja Leyte, Hendrik Koffijberg, Mart P. Janssen and Kit C.B. Roes

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:107

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  8. Content type: Research Article

    Publishing raw electronic health records (EHRs) may be considered as a breach of the privacy of individuals because they usually contain sensitive information. A common practice for the privacy-preserving data...

    Authors: Hyukki Lee, Soohyung Kim, Jong Wook Kim and Yon Dohn Chung

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:104

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  9. Content type: Research article

    NHS England has mandated the use in hospital laboratories of an automated early warning algorithm to create a consistent method for the detection of acute kidney injury (AKI). It generates an ‘alert’ based on ...

    Authors: M. Johnson, H. Hounkpatin, S. Fraser, D. Culliford, M. Uniacke and P. Roderick

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:106

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Advancements in technology are enabling patients to participate in their health care through self-monitoring and self-management of diet, exercise and chronic disease. Technologies allowing patients to partici...

    Authors: Shelley Roberts, Andrea Marshall and Wendy Chaboyer

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:105

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  11. Content type: Research article

    We present a formalized medical knowledge system using a linguistic approach combined with a semantic net.

    Authors: Peter Fritz, Andreas Kleinhans, Florian Kuisle, Patricius Albu, Christine Fritz-Kuisle and Mark Dominik Alscher

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:103

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  12. Content type: Research article

    People with bipolar disorder often experience ill health and have considerably reduced life expectancies. Suboptimal treatment is common and includes a lack of effective medicines, overtreatment, and non-adher...

    Authors: Øystein Eiring, Kari Nytrøen, Simone Kienlin, Soudabeh Khodambashi and Magne Nylenna

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:102

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  13. Content type: Technical advance

    With the goal of realizing genome-based personalized healthcare, we have developed a biobank that integrates personal health, genome, and omics data along with biospecimens donated by volunteers of 150,000. Su...

    Authors: Takako Takai-Igarashi, Kengo Kinoshita, Masao Nagasaki, Soichi Ogishima, Naoki Nakamura, Sachiko Nagase, Satoshi Nagaie, Tomo Saito, Fuji Nagami, Naoko Minegishi, Yoichi Suzuki, Kichiya Suzuki, Hiroaki Hashizume, Shinichi Kuriyama, Atsushi Hozawa, Nobuo Yaegashi…

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:100

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    Mobile phone-based technology has been used in improving the delivery of healthcare services in many countries. However, data on the effects of this technology on improving primary healthcare services in resou...

    Authors: Jasim Uddin, Tuhin Biswas, Gourab Adhikary, Wazed Ali, Nurul Alam, Rajesh Palit, Nizam Uddin, Aftab Uddin, Fatema Khatun and Abbas Bhuiya

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:101

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  15. Content type: Research

    We develop predictive models enabling clinicians to better understand and explore patient clinical data along with risk factors for pressure ulcers in intensive care unit patients from electronic health record...

    Authors: Pacharmon Kaewprag, Cheryl Newton, Brenda Vermillion, Sookyung Hyun, Kun Huang and Raghu Machiraju

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17(Suppl 2):65

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  16. Content type: Research

    Automated methods for identifying clinically relevant new versus redundant information in electronic health record (EHR) clinical notes is useful for clinicians and researchers involved in patient care and cli...

    Authors: Rui Zhang, Serguei V. S. Pakhomov, Elliot G. Arsoniadis, Janet T. Lee, Yan Wang and Genevieve B. Melton

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17(Suppl 2):68

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  17. Content type: Research article

    Machine learning algorithms hold potential for improved prediction of all-cause mortality in cardiovascular patients, yet have not previously been developed with high-quality population data. This study compar...

    Authors: John Wallert, Mattia Tomasoni, Guy Madison and Claes Held

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:99

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  18. Content type: Research

    The most important knowledge in the field of patient safety is regarding the prevention and reduction of patient safety events (PSE) during treatment and care. The similarities and patterns among the events ma...

    Authors: Hong Kang and Yang Gong

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17(Suppl 2):75

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  19. Content type: Research

    To deliver evidence-based medicine, clinicians often reference resources that are useful to their respective medical practices. Owing to their busy schedules, however, clinicians typically find it challenging ...

    Authors: Boshu Ru, Xiaoyan Wang and Lixia Yao

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17(Suppl 2):74

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  20. Content type: Research article

    mHealth holds the potential to educate rural communities in developing countries such as Malawi, on issues which over-burdened and under staffed health centres do not have the facilities to address. Previous r...

    Authors: Rebecca Laidlaw, Diane Dixon, Tracy Morse, Tara K. Beattie, Save Kumwenda and Grant Mpemberera

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:98

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  21. Content type: Research

    Knowledge engineering for ontological knowledgebases is resource and time intensive. To alleviate these issues, especially for novices, automated tools from the natural language domain can assist in the develo...

    Authors: Muhammad Amith, Hsing-Yi Song, Yaoyun Zhang, Hua Xu and Cui Tao

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17(Suppl 2):73

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  22. Content type: Research

    Active learning (AL) has shown the promising potential to minimize the annotation cost while maximizing the performance in building statistical natural language processing (NLP) models. However, very few studi...

    Authors: Yukun Chen, Thomas A. Lask, Qiaozhu Mei, Qingxia Chen, Sungrim Moon, Jingqi Wang, Ky Nguyen, Tolulola Dawodu, Trevor Cohen, Joshua C. Denny and Hua Xu

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17(Suppl 2):82

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  23. Content type: Research article

    This study’s goal is to understand the factors that drive individuals to adopt Electronic Health Record (EHR) portals and to estimate if there are differences between countries with different healthcare models.

    Authors: Jorge Tavares and Tiago Oliveira

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:97

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  24. Content type: Research

    Entity recognition is one of the most primary steps for text analysis and has long attracted considerable attention from researchers. In the clinical domain, various types of entities, such as clinical entitie...

    Authors: Zengjian Liu, Ming Yang, Xiaolong Wang, Qingcai Chen, Buzhou Tang, Zhe Wang and Hua Xu

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17(Suppl 2):67

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  25. Content type: Introduction

    In this editorial, we first summarize the 2016 International Conference on Intelligent Biology and Medicine (ICIBM 2016) held on December 8–10, 2016 in Houston, Texas, USA, and then briefly introduce the ten r...

    Authors: Cui Tao, Yang Gong, Hua Xu and Zhongming Zhao

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17(Suppl 2):77

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  26. Content type: Research

    On average, 570 million users, 93% in China’s first-tier cities, log on to WeChat every day. WeChat has become the most widely and frequently used social media in China, and has been profoundly integrated into...

    Authors: Xingting Zhang, Dong Wen, Jun Liang and Jianbo Lei

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17(Suppl 2):66

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  27. Content type: Research

    As one of the serious public health issues, vaccination refusal has been attracting more and more attention, especially for newly approved human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines. Understanding public opinion towa...

    Authors: Jingcheng Du, Jun Xu, Hsing-Yi Song and Cui Tao

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17(Suppl 2):69

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  28. Content type: Research

    To identify safety signals by manual review of individual report in large surveillance databases is time consuming; such an approach is very unlikely to reveal complex relationships between medications and adv...

    Authors: Yi Cai, Jingcheng Du, Jing Huang, Susan S. Ellenberg, Sean Hennessy, Cui Tao and Yong Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17(Suppl 2):76

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  29. Content type: Research article

    Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and gastro-protective agents should be co-prescribed following a standard clinical practice guideline; however, adherence to this guideline in routine practice is ...

    Authors: Oraluck Pattanaprateep, Mark McEvoy, John Attia and Ammarin Thakkinstian

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:96

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Understanding semantic relatedness and similarity between biomedical terms has a great impact on a variety of applications such as biomedical information retrieval, information extraction, and recommender syst...

    Authors: Yongjun Zhu, Erjia Yan and Fei Wang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:95

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  31. Content type: Research article

    MEDLINE is the most widely used medical bibliographic database in the world. Most of its citations are in English and this can be an obstacle for some researchers to access the information the database contain...

    Authors: Matthieu Schuers, Mher Joulakian, Gaetan Kerdelhué, Léa Segas, Julien Grosjean, Stéfan J. Darmoni and Nicolas Griffon

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:94

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  32. Content type: Research Article

    Breast-conservation surgery with radiotherapy is a treatment highly recommended by the guidelines from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. However, several variables influence the final receipt of radio...

    Authors: Milton Soto-Ferrari, Diana Prieto and Gitonga Munene

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:93

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Technology has significantly changed the way health organizations operate. However, the role it plays in healthcare systems remains unclear. This aim of this study was to evaluate the opinion of physicians reg...

    Authors: Maria Dolors Ruiz Morilla, Mireia Sans, Albert Casasa and Nuria Giménez

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:92

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  34. Content type: Research article

    With high-quality community-based primary care, hospitalizations for ambulatory care sensitive conditions (ACSC) are considered avoidable. The purpose of this study was to test the inter-physician reliability ...

    Authors: Robin L. Walker, William A. Ghali, Guanmin Chen, Tej K. Khalsa, Birinder K. Mangat, Norm R. C. Campbell, Elijah Dixon, Doreen Rabi, Nathalie Jette, Robyn Dhanoa and Hude Quan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:90

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Numerous mobile applications have been developed to support diabetes-self-management. However, the majority of these applications lack a theoretical foundation and the involvement of people with diabetes durin...

    Authors: Mira Petersen and Nana F. Hempler

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:91

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:133

  36. Content type: Research article

    Health information technology (HIT) may be used to improve care for increasing numbers of older people with long term conditions (LTCs) who make high demands on health and social care services. Despite its pot...

    Authors: Jo B. Middlemass, Jolien Vos and A. Niroshan Siriwardena

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:89

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Most public health agencies expect reporting of diseases to be initiated by hospital, laboratory or clinic staff even though so-called passive approaches are known to be burdensome for reporters and produce in...

    Authors: Brian E. Dixon, Zuoyi Zhang, Patrick T. S. Lai, Uzay Kirbiyik, Jennifer Williams, Rebecca Hills, Debra Revere, P. Joseph Gibson and Shaun J. Grannis

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:87

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Infectious disease burden is commonly assessed using notification data. Using retrospective record linkage in Western Australia, we described how well notification data captures laboratory detections of influe...

    Authors: Faye J. Lim, Christopher C. Blyth, Avram Levy, Parveen Fathima, Nicholas de Klerk, Carolien Giele and Hannah C. Moore

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:86

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  39. Content type: Research article

    To explore the current situation, existing problems and possible causes of said problems with regards to physician-nurse communication under an environment of increasingly widespread usage of Hospital Informat...

    Authors: Dong Wen, Xingting Zhang, Jie Wan, Jing Fu and Jianbo Lei

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:85

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Approximately 10% of admissions to acute-care hospitals are associated with an adverse event. Analysis of incident reports helps to understand how and why incidents occur and can inform policy and practice for...

    Authors: Ying Wang, Enrico Coiera, William Runciman and Farah Magrabi

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:84

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  41. Content type: Research Article

    Integrating medical data using databases from different sources by record linkage is a powerful technique increasingly used in medical research. Under many jurisdictions, unique personal identifiers needed for...

    Authors: Adrian P. Brown, Christian Borgs, Sean M. Randall and Rainer Schnell

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:83

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Pharmacogenomic clinical decision support systems (CDSS) have the potential to help overcome some of the barriers for translating pharmacogenomic knowledge into clinical routine. Before developing a prototype ...

    Authors: Marc Hinderer, Martin Boeker, Sebastian A. Wagner, Martin Lablans, Stephanie Newe, Jan L. Hülsemann, Michael Neumaier, Harald Binder, Harald Renz, Till Acker, Hans-Ulrich Prokosch and Martin Sedlmayr

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:81

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  43. Content type: Technical advance

    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a leading cause of cancer-related mortality. CRC incidence and mortality can be reduced by several screening strategies, including colonoscopy, but randomized CRC prevention trials f...

    Authors: Meher K. Prakash, Brian Lang, Henriette Heinrich, Piero V. Valli, Peter Bauerfeind, Amnon Sonnenberg, Niko Beerenwinkel and Benjamin Misselwitz

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:80

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Clinical decision support systems (DSS) aimed at supporting diagnosis are not widely used. This is mainly due to usability issues and lack of integration into clinical work and the electronic health record (EH...

    Authors: Talya Porat, Brendan Delaney and Olga Kostopoulou

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:79

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  45. Content type: Research article

    The use of technology such as computers, tablets, and smartphones to improve access to and the delivery of mental health care (eMental Health care) is growing worldwide. However, despite the rapidly expanding ...

    Authors: Lori Wozney, Amanda S. Newton, Nicole D. Gehring, Kathryn Bennett, Anna Huguet, Lisa Hartling, Michele P. Dyson and Patrick McGrath

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:78

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  46. Content type: Research article

    The tumour stroma -or tumour microenvironment- is an important constituent of solid cancers and it is thought to be one of the main obstacles to quantitative translation of drug activity between the preclinica...

    Authors: J. A. Delgado-SanMartin, J. I. Hare, E. J. Davies and J. W. T. Yates

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:70

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:88

  47. Content type: Research article

    The advancement of mobile technology had positively influenced healthcare services. An emerging subfield of mobile technology is mobile health (m-Health) in which mobile applications are used for health purpos...

    Authors: Waleed M. Sweileh, Samah W. Al-Jabi, Adham S. AbuTaha, Sa’ed H. Zyoud, Fathi M. A. Anayah and Ansam F. Sawalha

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:72

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  48. Content type: Research article

    Current clinical guidelines recommend epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutational testing in patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) to predict the benefit of the tyrosine kinase inh...

    Authors: Olga Efimova, Brygida Berse, Daniel W. Denhalter, Scott L. DuVall, Kelly K. Filipski, Michael Icardi, Michael J. Kelley and Julie A. Lynch

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:71

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  49. Content type: Research article

    Problems may arise during the approval process of treatment after a compensable work injury, which include excess paperwork, delays in approving services, disputes, and allegations of over-servicing. This is p...

    Authors: Nieke A. Elbers, Robin Chase, Ashley Craig, Lyn Guy, Ian A. Harris, James W. Middleton, Michael K. Nicholas, Trudy Rebbeck, John Walsh, Simon Willcock, Keri Lockwood and Ian D Cameron

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:64

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