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  1. This paper explores and evaluates the application of classical and dominance-based rough set theory (RST) for the development of data-driven prognostic classification models for hospice referral. In this work,...

    Authors: Eleazar Gil-Herrera, Garrick Aden-Buie, Ali Yalcin, Athanasios Tsalatsanis, Laura E. Barnes and Benjamin Djulbegovic

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:98

    Content type: Research Article

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  2. The gap between a large growing number of genetic tests and a suboptimal clinical workflow of incorporating these tests into regular clinical practice poses barriers to effective reliance on advanced genetic t...

    Authors: Qian Zhu, Hongfang Liu, Christopher G Chute and Matthew Ferber

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15(Suppl 4):S3

    Content type: Research article

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 4

  3. Low back pain is the highest reported musculoskeletal problem worldwide. Up to 90 % of patients with low back pain have no clear explanation for the source and origin of their pain. These individuals commonly ...

    Authors: Fran Valenzuela-Pascual, Fidel Molina, Francisco Corbi, Joan Blanco-Blanco, Rosa M. Gil and Jorge Soler-Gonzalez

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:97

    Content type: Study protocol

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  4. The presence of comorbid conditions is strongly related to survival and also affects treatment choices in cancer patients. This comorbidity is often quantified by the Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) using spe...

    Authors: Lars Lindhagen, Mieke Van Hemelrijck, David Robinson, Pär Stattin and Hans Garmo

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:96

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Colorectal cancer (CRC) has a high incidence, especially in New Zealand. The reasons for this are unknown. While most cancers develop sporadically, a positive family history, determined by the number and age a...

    Authors: Michael Schultz, Steven Bohwan Seo, Alec Holt and Holger Regenbrecht

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:95

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Cancer-related fatigue is a distressing symptom experienced by many after cancer treatment. An exploratory randomised controlled trial was conducted to test proof of concept of RESTORE: a web-based tool to enh...

    Authors: Michelle Myall, Carl R. May, Chloe Grimmett, Christine M. May, Lynn Calman, Alison Richardson and Claire L. Foster

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:94

    Content type: Research article

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  7. At present, dengue control focuses on reducing the density of the primary vector for the disease, Aedes aegypti, which is the only vulnerable link in the chain of transmission. The use of new approaches for dengu...

    Authors: Ana Carolina C. Costa, Cláudia T. Codeço, Nildimar A. Honório, Gláucio R. Pereira, Carmen Fátima N. Pinheiro and Aline A. Nobre

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:93

    Content type: Research Article

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  8. Electronic medical records (EMRs) contain vast amounts of data that is of great interest to physicians, clinical researchers, and medial policy makers. As the size, complexity, and accessibility of EMRs grow, ...

    Authors: Chih-Wei Huang, Richard Lu, Usman Iqbal, Shen-Hsien Lin, Phung Anh (Alex) Nguyen, Hsuan-Chia Yang, Chun-Fu Wang, Jianping Li, Kwan-Liu Ma, Yu-Chuan (Jack) Li and Wen-Shan Jian

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:92

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Information extraction techniques that get structured representations out of unstructured data make a large amount of clinically relevant information about patients accessible for semantic applications. These ...

    Authors: Martin Toepfer, Hamo Corovic, Georg Fette, Peter Klügl, Stefan Störk and Frank Puppe

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:91

    Content type: Research Article

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:103

  10. Individualised prediction of outcomes can support clinical and shared decision making. This paper describes the building of such a model to predict outcomes with and without intravenous thrombolysis treatment ...

    Authors: Peter McMeekin, Darren Flynn, Gary A. Ford, Helen Rodgers, Jo Gray and Richard G. Thomson

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:90

    Content type: Research article

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:4

  11. In 2009 the United States Preventive Services Task Force updated its breast cancer screening guidelines to recommend that average-risk women obtain a screening mammogram every two years starting at age 50 inst...

    Authors: Paula Scariati, Lisa Nelson, Lindsey Watson, Stephen Bedrick and Karen B. Eden

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:89

    Content type: Research article

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  12. One of the primary obstacles to the widespread adoption of openEHR methodology is the lack of practical persistence solutions for future-proof electronic health record (EHR) systems as described by the openEHR...

    Authors: Li Wang, Lingtong Min, Rui Wang, Xudong Lu and Huilong Duan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:88

    Content type: Research article

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:21

  13. E-health is an essential information sharing tool in healthcare management and delivery worldwide. However, utilization of e-health may only be possible if healthcare professionals have positive attitudes towa...

    Authors: Geoffrey Tabo Olok, Walter Onen Yagos and Emilio Ovuga

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:87

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Although policy discourses frame integrated Electronic Health Records (EHRs) as essential for contemporary healthcare systems, increased information sharing often raises concerns among patients and the public....

    Authors: Chrysanthi Papoutsi, Julie E. Reed, Cicely Marston, Ruth Lewis, Azeem Majeed and Derek Bell

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:86

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Our aim was to explore the approaches to and the challenges and benefits of implementing Electronic Patient Record systems (EPRs) into NHS acute, mental health and community care hospitals throughout England.

    Authors: Arabella Clarke, Joy Adamson, Laura Sheard, Paul Cairns, Ian Watt and John Wright

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:85

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Pediatric asthma affects 7.1 million American children incurring an annual total direct healthcare cost around 9.3 billion dollars. Asthma control in children is suboptimal, leading to frequent asthma exacerba...

    Authors: Gang Luo, Bryan L. Stone, Bernhard Fassl, Christopher G. Maloney, Per H. Gesteland, Sashidhar R. Yerram and Flory L. Nkoy

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:84

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Predictive models for delayed graft function (DGF) after kidney transplantation are usually developed using logistic regression. We want to evaluate the value of machine learning methods in the prediction of DGF.

    Authors: Alexander Decruyenaere, Philippe Decruyenaere, Patrick Peeters, Frank Vermassen, Tom Dhaene and Ivo Couckuyt

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:83

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Despite the widespread availability of computerized decision support systems (CDSSs) in various healthcare settings, evidence on their uptake and effectiveness is still limited. Most barrier studies focus on C...

    Authors: Marjolein Lugtenberg, Jan-Willem Weenink, Trudy van der Weijden, Gert P. Westert and Rudolf B. Kool

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:82

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Important barriers for widespread use of health information exchange (HIE) are usability and interface issues. However, most HIEs are implemented without performing a needs assessment with the end users, healt...

    Authors: Alexandra T. Strauss, Diego A. Martinez, Andres Garcia-Arce, Stephanie Taylor, Candice Mateja, Peter J. Fabri and Jose L. Zayas-Castro

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:81

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Resources for home care rehabilitation are limited, and many home care clients who could benefit do not receive rehabilitation therapy. The interRAI Contact Assessment (CA) is a new screening instrument compri...

    Authors: Lu Cheng, Mu Zhu, Jeffrey W. Poss, John P. Hirdes, Christine Glenny and Paul Stolee

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:80

    Content type: Research article

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  21. PTNow.org is an evidence-based, on-line portal created by a professional membership association to promote use of evidence in practice and to help decrease unwarranted variation in practice. The site contains ...

    Authors: Judith E. Deutsch, Wendy Romney, Jan Reynolds and Tara Jo Manal

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:79

    Content type: Research article

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  22. We designed and validated a rule-based expert system to identify influenza like illness (ILI) from routinely recorded general practice clinical narrative to aid a larger retrospective research study into the i...

    Authors: Jayden MacRae, Tom Love, Michael G. Baker, Anthony Dowell, Matthew Carnachan, Maria Stubbe and Lynn McBain

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:78

    Content type: Research article

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  23. A plethora of publicly available biomedical resources do currently exist and are constantly increasing at a fast rate. In parallel, specialized repositories are been developed, indexing numerous clinical and b...

    Authors: Pepi Sfakianaki, Lefteris Koumakis, Stelios Sfakianakis, Galatia Iatraki, Giorgos Zacharioudakis, Norbert Graf, Kostas Marias and Manolis Tsiknakis

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:77

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Prenatal screening tests for Down syndrome (DS) are routine in many developed countries and new tests are rapidly becoming available. Decisions about prenatal screening are increasingly complex with each succe...

    Authors: Maria Esther Leiva Portocarrero, Mirjam M Garvelink, Maria Margarita Becerra Perez, Anik Giguère, Hubert Robitaille, Brenda J. Wilson, François Rousseau and France Légaré

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:76

    Content type: Research article

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  25. An Austrian Nursing Minimum Data Set (NMDS-AT) has been developed to describe the diversity of patient populations and variability of nursing care based on nursing diagnoses, nursing interventions, and nursing...

    Authors: Renate Ranegger, Werner O. Hackl and Elske Ammenwerth

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:75

    Content type: Research article

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:116

  26. The assessment of a new health technology is a multidisciplinary and multidimensional process, which requires a complex analysis and the convergence of different stakeholders into a common decision. This task ...

    Authors: Jorge Cancela, Giuseppe Fico and Maria T Arredondo Waldmeyer

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15(Suppl 3):S7

    Content type: Research article

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 3

  27. Falls in the elderly is a major problem. Although falls have a multifactorial etiology, a commonly cited cause of falls in older people is poor vision. This study proposes a method to discriminate fallers and ...

    Authors: P Melillo, A Orrico, M Attanasio, S Rossi, L Pecchia, F Chirico, F Testa and F Simonelli

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15(Suppl 3):S6

    Content type: Research article

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 3

  28. The European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) is a European Commission led policy initiative to address the challenges of demographic change in Europe. For monitoring the health...

    Authors: Christian EH Boehler, Gimon de Graaf, Lotte Steuten, Yaling Yang and Fabienne Abadie

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15(Suppl 3):S4

    Content type: Research article

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 3

  29. The project selection process is a crucial step for healthcare organizations at the moment of implementing six sigma programs in both administrative and caring processes. However, six-sigma project selection i...

    Authors: Miguel A Ortíz, Heriberto A Felizzola and Santiago Nieto Isaza

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15(Suppl 3):S3

    Content type: Research article

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 3

  30. Standing from a bed or chair may cause a significant lowering of blood pressure (ΔBP), which may have severe consequences such as, for example, falls in older subjects. The goal of this study was to develop a ...

    Authors: G Sannino, P Melillo, S Stranges, G De Pietro and L Pecchia

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15(Suppl 3):S2

    Content type: Research article

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 3

  31. This paper presents a system for classification of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) based on fuzzy rules and the trained neural network.

    Authors: Almir Badnjevic, Mario Cifrek, Dragan Koruga and Dinko Osmankovic

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15(Suppl 3):S1

    Content type: Research article

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 3

  32. Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is a serious cardiac condition that brings high risks of urgent hospitalization and death. Remote monitoring systems are well-suited to managing patients suffering from CHF, and ...

    Authors: Gabriele Guidi, Luca Pollonini, Clifford C Dacso and Ernesto Iadanza

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15(Suppl 3):S5

    Content type: Research article

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 3

  33. Although evidence has suggested that computerized drug-drug interaction alert systems may reduce the occurrence of drug-drug interactions, the numerous reminders and alerts generated by such systems could repr...

    Authors: Yasuyuki Nasuhara, Ken Sakushima, Akira Endoh, Reona Umeki, Hiromitsu Oki, Takehiro Yamada, Ken Iseki and Makoto Ishikawa

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:74

    Content type: Research article

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2016 16:108

  34. In the UK occupational therapy pre-discharge home visits are routinely carried out as a means of facilitating safe transfer from the hospital to home. Whilst they are an integral part of practice, there is lit...

    Authors: Arthur G. Money, Anita Atwal, Katherine L. Young, Yasmin Day, Lesley Wilson and Kevin G. Money

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:73

    Content type: Research article

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  35. The increasing pervasiveness of mobile technologies has given potential to transform healthcare by facilitating clinical management using software applications. These technologies may provide valuable tools in...

    Authors: Voula Gkatzidou, Kate Hone, Lorna Sutcliffe, Jo Gibbs, Syed Tariq Sadiq, Ala Szczepura, Pam Sonnenberg and Claudia Estcourt

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:72

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Clinical decision support systems (CDSS) can modify clinician behaviour, yet the factors influencing their effect remain poorly understood. This study assesses the feasibility and acceptability of a CDSS suppo...

    Authors: Rachel Johnson, Maggie Evans, Helen Cramer, Kristina Bennert, Richard Morris, Sandra Eldridge, Katy Juttner, Mohammed J Zaman, Harry Hemingway, Spiros Denaxas, Adam Timmis and Gene Feder

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:71

    Content type: Research article

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  37. There is general consensus that appropriate development and use of information and communication technologies (ICT) are crucial in the delivery of effective primary care (PC). Several countries are defining po...

    Authors: Sabina De Rosis and Chiara Seghieri

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:70

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Health decision-making requires evidence from high-quality data. As one example, the Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) compiles data from the majority of Canadian hospitals to form one of the most comprehensiv...

    Authors: Kelsey Lucyk, Mingshan Lu, Tolulope Sajobi and Hude Quan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:69

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Recognising the limitations of a paper-based approach to documenting vital sign observations and responding to national clinical guidelines, we have explored the use of an electronic solution that could improv...

    Authors: David Wong, Timothy Bonnici, Julia Knight, Lauren Morgan, Paul Coombes and Peter Watkinson

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:68

    Content type: Software

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  40. With the introduction and implementation of a variety of government programs and policies to encourage adoption of electronic medical records (EMRs), EMRs are being increasingly adopted in North America. We so...

    Authors: Karen Tu, Jessica Widdifield, Jacqueline Young, William Oud, Noah M. Ivers, Debra A. Butt, Chad A. Leaver and Liisa Jaakkimainen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:67

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Non-adherence to Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) is strongly associated with virologic rebound and drug resistance. Studies have shown that the most frequently mentioned reason for missing ART doses is the forg...

    Authors: Mihiretu Kebede, Atinkut Zeleke, Mulusew Asemahagn and Fleur Fritz

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:65

    Content type: Research article

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  42. According to the World Health Organization 130–150 million (according to WHO) of people globally are chronically infected with hepatitis C virus. The virus is responsible for chronic hepatitis that ultimately ...

    Authors: Marcin Bernas, Tomasz Orczyk, Joanna Musialik, Marek Hartleb and Barbara Błońska-Fajfrowska

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:64

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Choosing the most appropriate family physician (FP) for the individual, plays a fundamental role in primary care. The aim of this study is to determine the selection criteria for the patients in choosing their...

    Authors: Emel Kuruoglu, Dilek Guldal, Vildan Mevsim and Tolga Gunvar

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:63

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Bangladesh is facing serious shortage of trained health professionals. In the pluralistic healthcare system of Bangladesh, formal health care providers constitute only 5 % of the total workforce; the rest are ...

    Authors: Nazib Uz Zaman Khan, Sabrina Rasheed, Tamanna Sharmin, Tanvir Ahmed, Shehrin Shaila Mahmood, Fatema Khatun, SMA Hanifi, Shahidul Hoque, Mohammad Iqbal and Abbas Bhuiya

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:62

    Content type: Research article

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  45. With the increasing implementation of Electronic Medical Record Systems (EMR) in developing countries, there is a growing need to identify antecedents of EMR success to measure and predict the level of adoptio...

    Authors: Binyam Tilahun and Fleur Fritz

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:61

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Concordance is characterised as a negotiation-like health communication approach based on an equal and collaborative partnership between patients and health professionals. The Leeds Attitudes to Concordance II...

    Authors: Wei He, Ann Bonner and Debra Anderson

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:60

    Content type: Research article

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  47. Clinical workflow is infused with large quantities of data, particularly in areas with enhanced monitoring such as the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Information theory can quantify the expected amounts of total a...

    Authors: Joon Lee and David M. Maslove

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:59

    Content type: Research article

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  48. The European eHealthMonitor project (eHM) developed a user-sensitive and interactive web portal for dementia care: the eHM Dementia Portal (eHM-DP). It aims to provide targeted and personalized support for inf...

    Authors: Sandra Schaller, Velislava Marinova-Schmidt, Jasmin Gobin, Manfred Criegee-Rieck, Lena Griebel, Sabine Engel, Veronika Stein, Elmar Graessel and Peter L Kolominsky-Rabas

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:58

    Content type: Research article

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  49. Around 300 million people worldwide have asthma and prevalence is increasing. Self-management can be effective in improving a range of outcomes and is cost effective, but is underutilised as a treatment strate...

    Authors: Deborah Morrison, Frances S. Mair, Rekha Chaudhuri, Marilyn McGee-Lennon, Mike Thomas, Neil C. Thomson, Lucy Yardley and Sally Wyke

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2015 15:57

    Content type: Research article

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