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  1. The use of health information technology (HIT) to improve patient safety is widely advocated by governmental and safety agencies. Electronic-prescribing and smart-pump technology are examples of HIT medication...

    Authors: Moninne M. Howlett, Brian J. Cleary and Cormac V. Breatnach

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:130

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Although gastric cancer is a malignancy with high morbidity and mortality in China, the survival rate of patients with early gastric cancer (EGC) is high after surgical resection. To strengthen diagnosing and ...

    Authors: Mi-Mi Liu, Li Wen, Yong-Jia Liu, Qiao Cai, Li-Ting Li and Yong-Ming Cai

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18(Suppl 5):121

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 5

  3. Health professionals and consumers use different terms to express medical events or concerns, which makes the communication barriers between the professionals and consumers. This may lead to bias in the diagno...

    Authors: Li Hou, Hongyu Kang, Yan Liu, Luqi Li and Jiao Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18(Suppl 5):120

    Content type: Research

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  4. The application of artificial intelligence techniques for processing electronic health records data plays increasingly significant role in advancing clinical decision support. This study conducts a quantitativ...

    Authors: Xieling Chen, Ziqing Liu, Li Wei, Jun Yan, Tianyong Hao and Ruoyao Ding

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18(Suppl 5):117

    Content type: Research

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  5. Disease named entity recognition (NER) is a fundamental step in information processing of medical texts. However, disease NER involves complex issues such as descriptive modifiers in actual practice. The accur...

    Authors: Kai Xu, Zhanfan Zhou, Tao Gong, Tianyong Hao and Wenyin Liu

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18(Suppl 5):114

    Content type: Research

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  6. Medication events in clinical settings are significant threats to patient safety. Analyzing and learning from the medication event reports is an important way to prevent the recurrence of these events. Current...

    Authors: Sicheng Zhou, Hong Kang, Bin Yao and Yang Gong

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18(Suppl 5):113

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 5

  7. To realize semantic interoperability for Primary Health Information System (PHIS), this study analyzes and applies existing health information data standards in China. This research aims to establish a Primary...

    Authors: Xia Zhao, Xiaohua Li, Wei Yang, Qianjin Feng, Yi Zhou and Qiong Wang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18(Suppl 5):112

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 5

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:144

  8. Automated seizure detection from clinical EEG data can reduce the diagnosis time and facilitate targeting treatment for epileptic patients. However, current detection approaches mainly rely on limited features...

    Authors: Xiaoyan Wei, Lin Zhou, Ziyi Chen, Liangjun Zhang and Yi Zhou

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18(Suppl 5):111

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 5

  9. Patient falls, the most common safety events resulting in adverse patient outcomes, impose significant costs and have become a great burden to the healthcare community. Current patient fall reporting systems r...

    Authors: Hong Kang, Sicheng Zhou, Bin Yao and Yang Gong

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18(Suppl 5):110

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 5

  10. Colorectal cancer incidence and mortality have been increasing in China and as one of the most important health problems facing the nation. Adequate dissemination of correct information about colorectal cancer...

    Authors: Shun Zhang, Yao Yang, Dongyi Yan, Biao Yuan, Xiaohua Jiang and Chun Song

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:129

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Extracting primary care information in terms of Patient/Problem, Intervention, Comparison and Outcome, known as PICO elements, is difficult as the volume of medical information expands and the health semantics...

    Authors: Samir Chabou and Michal Iglewski

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:128

    Content type: Research article

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  12. As of 2014, stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in Japan. Predicting a future diagnosis of stroke would better enable proactive forms of healthcare measures to be taken. We aim to predict a diagnosis o...

    Authors: Douglas Teoh

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:127

    Content type: Technical advance

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  13. With advancements in information technology, computerized physician order entry (CPOE) and electronic Medical Records (eMR), have become widely utilized in medical settings. The predominant mode of CPOE in Tai...

    Authors: George Linn, Yung-Hsiang Ying and Koyin Chang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:109

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Patient portal use can be a stimulant for patient engagement. Yet, the heterogeneous landscape of tethered patient portals, is a major barrier to further portal development and implementation. A variety in por...

    Authors: Gaby Anne Wildenbos, Frank Horenberg, Monique Jaspers, Linda Peute and Danielle Sent

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:108

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The decreasing cost of obtaining high-quality calls of genomic variants and the increasing availability of clinically relevant data on such variants are important drivers for personalized oncology. To allow ra...

    Authors: Johannes Starlinger, Steffen Pallarz, Jurica Ševa, Damian Rieke, Christine Sers, Ulrich Keilholz and Ulf Leser

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:107

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Common measures used to describe preventive treatment effects today are proportional, i.e. they compare the proportions of events in relative or absolute terms, however they are not easily interpreted from the...

    Authors: Erik Berglund, Ragnar Westerling, Johan Sundström and Per Lytsy

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:106

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Longevity creates increasing care needs for healthcare providers and family caregivers. Increasingly, the burden of care falls to one primary caregiver, increasing stress and reducing health outcomes. Addition...

    Authors: Yuri Quintana, Bradley Crotty, Darren Fahy, Lewis Lipsitz, Roger B. Davis and Charles Safran

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:105

    Content type: Study protocol

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  18. To identify publicly available internet resources and assess their likelihood to support women making informed decisions about, and between, fertility preservation procedures before starting their cancer treat...

    Authors: N. Mahmoodi, H. L. Bekker, N. V. King, J. Hughes and G. L. Jones

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:104

    Content type: Research article

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  19. To characterize the regional and national variation in prescribing patterns in the Medicare Part D program using dimensional reduction visualization methods.

    Authors: Alexander Rosenberg, Christopher Fucile, Robert J. White, Melissa Trayhan, Samir Farooq, Caroline M. Quill, Lisa A. Nelson, Samuel J. Weisenthal, Kristen Bush and Martin S. Zand

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:103

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Researchers paid little attention to understanding the association of organizational and human factors with patients’ perceived security in the context of health organizations. This study aims to address numer...

    Authors: Hamid Reza Peikari, Ramayah T., Mahmood Hussain Shah and May Chiun Lo

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:102

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Recent decades have seen rapid growth in the implementation of Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) in healthcare settings in both developed regions as well as low and middle income countries. Yet despite substan...

    Authors: Amy O’Donnell, Eileen Kaner, Caroline Shaw and Catherine Haighton

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:101

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Technology can potentially enable the implementation of a value-based healthcare system, where the impact of quality of care is offered at optimised cost for maximised patient benefit. Technology can deliver v...

    Authors: Edward Meinert, Abrar Alturkistani, David Brindley, Peter Knight, Glenn Wells and Nick de Pennington

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:100

    Content type: Debate

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  23. The National Sleep Research Resource (NSRR) is a large-scale, openly shared, data repository of de-identified, highly curated clinical sleep data from multiple NIH-funded epidemiological studies. Although many...

    Authors: Licong Cui, Ningzhou Zeng, Matthew Kim, Remo Mueller, Emily R. Hankosky, Susan Redline and Guo-Qiang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:99

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Headache disorders are an important health burden, having a large health-economic impact worldwide. Current treatment & follow-up processes are often archaic, creating opportunities for computer-aided and deci...

    Authors: Gilles Vandewiele, Femke De Backere, Kiani Lannoye, Maarten Vanden Berghe, Olivier Janssens, Sofie Van Hoecke, Vincent Keereman, Koen Paemeleire, Femke Ongenae and Filip De Turck

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:98

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Mandates abound to share publicly-funded research data for reuse, while data platforms continue to emerge to facilitate such reuse. Birth cohorts (BC) involve longitudinal designs, significant sample sizes and...

    Authors: Kiran Pohar Manhas, Shawn X. Dodd, Stacey Page, Nicole Letourneau, Carol E. Adair, Xinjie Cui and Suzanne C. Tough

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:97

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Increasing mobile phone ownership, functionality and access to mobile-broad band internet services has triggered growing interest to harness the potential of mobile phone technology to improve health services ...

    Authors: Solomon Shiferaw, Andualem Workneh, Robel Yirgu, Geert-Jan Dinant and Mark Spigt

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:96

    Content type: Technical advance

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  27. Mobile technology is ubiquitous. Women of childbearing age have embraced health information technology for pregnancy-related counsel as prenatal care provider communication is increasingly scarce and brief. Pr...

    Authors: Lyra Halili, Rebecca Liu, Kelly Ann Hutchinson, Kevin Semeniuk, Leanne M. Redman and Kristi B. Adamo

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:95

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Cost effectiveness research is emerging in the chronic kidney disease (CKD) research field. Especially, an individual-level state transition model (microsimulation) is widely used for these researches. Some re...

    Authors: Shusuke Hiragi, Hiroshi Tamura, Rei Goto and Tomohiro Kuroda

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:94

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Technological support may be crucial in optimizing healthcare professional practice and improving patient outcomes. A focus on electronic health records has left other technological supports relatively neglect...

    Authors: C Keyworth, J Hart, C J Armitage and M P Tully

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:93

    Content type: Research article

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  30. In recent years, inter-municipal cooperation in healthcare services has been an important measure implemented to meet future demographic changes in western countries. This entails an increased focus on communi...

    Authors: Elisabeth Holen-Rabbersvik, Elin Thygesen, Tom Roar Eikebrokk, Rune Werner Fensli and Åshild Slettebø

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:92

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Trio studies, which involve the testing of samples from a proband and both parents, are often used by clinical laboratories to help with the classification of genetic variants, including copy number variants. ...

    Authors: Daniel Xia, Chen Zhang, Va Lip, Marian Harris and Yiping Shen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:91

    Content type: Software

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  32. The health area is one of the most affected systems on the perspective of decision-making with multiobjectives, thus becoming prone to errors in the final solution, however, multicriteria decision analysis (MD...

    Authors: Talita D. C. Frazão, Deyse G. G. Camilo, Eric L. S. Cabral and Ricardo P. Souza

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:90

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Molecular precision oncology is an emerging practice to improve cancer therapy by decreasing the risk of choosing treatments that lack efficacy or cause adverse events. However, the challenges of integrating m...

    Authors: Franziska Singer, Anja Irmisch, Nora C. Toussaint, Linda Grob, Jochen Singer, Thomas Thurnherr, Niko Beerenwinkel, Mitchell P. Levesque, Reinhard Dummer, Luca Quagliata, Sacha I. Rothschild, Andreas Wicki, Christian Beisel and Daniel J. Stekhoven

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:89

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Online health information is unregulated and can be of highly variable quality. There is currently no singular quantitative tool that has undergone a validation process, can be used for a broad range of health...

    Authors: Julie M. Robillard, Jessica H. Jun, Jen-Ai Lai and Tanya L. Feng

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:87

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Pharmacovigilance consists in monitoring and preventing the occurrence of adverse drug reactions (ADR). This activity requires the collection and analysis of data from the patient record or any other sources t...

    Authors: Thibault Ledieu, Guillaume Bouzillé, Frantz Thiessard, Karine Berquet, Pascal Van Hille, Eric Renault, Elisabeth Polard and Marc Cuggia

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:86

    Content type: Software

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  36. Increased digitalization of healthcare comes along with the cost of cybercrime proliferation. This results to patients’ and healthcare providers' skepticism to adopt Health Information Technologies (HIT). In E...

    Authors: Pantelis Natsiavas, Janne Rasmussen, Maja Voss-Knude, Κostas Votis, Luigi Coppolino, Paolo Campegiani, Isaac Cano, David Marí, Giuliana Faiella, Fabrizio Clemente, Marco Nalin, Evangelos Grivas, Oana Stan, Erol Gelenbe, Jos Dumortier, Jan Petersen…

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:85

    Content type: Research article

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  37. The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of patient portal adoption on patients’ primary care utilization and appointment adherence.

    Authors: Xiang Zhong, Muxuan Liang, Reynerio Sanchez, Menggang Yu, Pamela R. Budd, Julie L. Sprague and Marvin A. Dewar

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:84

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Recently, attention has shifted to improving the design of computerized alerts via the incorporation of human factors design principles. The Instrument for Evaluating Human Factors Principles in Medication-Rel...

    Authors: Melissa T Baysari, David Lowenstein, Wu Yi Zheng and Richard O Day

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:83

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Current advances in information and communication technology have made accessing and obtaining health-related information easier than ever before. Today, many hospital websites use a patient-centric approach t...

    Authors: Dari Alhuwail, Zainab AlMeraj and Fatima Boujarwah

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:82

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Patients suffering obstructive sleep apnea are mainly treated with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). Although it is a highly effective treatment, compliance with this therapy is problematic to achiev...

    Authors: Xavier Rafael-Palou, Cecilia Turino, Alexander Steblin, Manuel Sánchez-de-la-Torre, Ferran Barbé and Eloisa Vargiu

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:81

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Worldwide, over 14% of individuals hospitalized for psychiatric reasons have readmissions to hospitals within 30 days after discharge. Predicting patients at risk and leveraging accelerated interventions can r...

    Authors: Khader Shameer, M. Mercedes Perez-Rodriguez, Roy Bachar, Li Li, Amy Johnson, Kipp W. Johnson, Benjamin S. Glicksberg, Milo R. Smith, Ben Readhead, Joseph Scarpa, Jebakumar Jebakaran, Patricia Kovatch, Sabina Lim, Wayne Goodman, David L. Reich, Andrew Kasarskis…

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18(Suppl 3):79

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 3

  42. Clinical notes such as discharge summaries have a semi- or unstructured format. These documents contain information about diseases, treatments, drugs, etc. Extracting meaningful information from them becomes c...

    Authors: Ruth Reátegui and Sylvie Ratté

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18(Suppl 3):74

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 3

  43. Numerous hospitals and organizations have recently endeavored to study the effects of real-time location systems. However, their experiences of system adoption or pilot testing via implementation were not shar...

    Authors: Sooyoung Yoo, Seok Kim, Eunhye Kim, Eunja Jung, Kee-Hyuck Lee and Hee Hwang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:80

    Content type: Research article

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  44. With connected medical devices fast becoming ubiquitous in healthcare monitoring there is a deluge of data coming from multiple body-attached sensors. Transforming this flood of data into effective and efficie...

    Authors: Rahul Krishnan Pathinarupothi, P. Durga and Ekanath Srihari Rangan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:78

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Treatment with effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) lowers morbidity and mortality among HIV positive individuals. Effective highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) should lead to undetectable viral loa...

    Authors: Kuteesa R. Bisaso, Susan A. Karungi, Agnes Kiragga, Jackson K. Mukonzo and Barbara Castelnuovo

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:77

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine—Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT, hereafter abbreviated SCT) is a comprehensive medical terminology used for standardizing the storage, retrieval, and exchange of electronic heal...

    Authors: Shaker El-Sappagh, Francesco Franda, Farman Ali and Kyung-Sup Kwak

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:76

    Content type: Research article

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  47. The openEHR approach can improve the interoperability of electronic health record (EHR) through two-level modeling. Developing archetypes for the complete EHR dataset is essential for implementing a large-scal...

    Authors: Lingtong Min, Qi Tian, Xudong Lu and Huilong Duan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:75

    Content type: Research article

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  48. After publication of this supplement article [1], it was brought to our attention that the Results section of the abstract contained a partial sentence.

    Authors: Zhiwei Chen, Zhe He, Xiuwen Liu and Jiang Bian

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:73

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:65

  49. Kidney stone (KS) disease has high, increasing prevalence in the United States and poses a massive economic burden. Diagnostics algorithms of KS only use a few variables with a limited sensitivity and specific...

    Authors: Zhaoyi Chen, Victoria Y. Bird, Rupam Ruchi, Mark S. Segal, Jiang Bian, Saeed R. Khan, Marie-Carmelle Elie and Mattia Prosperi

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:72

    Content type: Research article

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  50. Traumatic injury is a serious global health burden, particularly in low- and middle-income countries where medical care often lacks resources and expertise. In these contexts, diagnostic telemedicine could pro...

    Authors: Iona Crumley, Lisa Blom, Lucie Laflamme and Helle Mölsted Alvesson

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2018 18:71

    Content type: Research article

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