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  1. Practicing evidence-based medicine is an important aspect of providing good medical care. Accessing external information through literature searches on computer-based systems can effectively achieve integratio...

    Authors: Hendrik Friederichs, Bernhard Marschall and Anne Weissenstein

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:113

    Content type: Research article

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  2. In a medical data set, data are commonly composed of a minority (positive or abnormal) group and a majority (negative or normal) group and the cost of misclassifying a minority sample as a majority sample is h...

    Authors: Xiang Wan, Jiming Liu, William K Cheung and Tiejun Tong

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:111

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Breast cancer patients face several preference-sensitive treatment decisions. Feelings such as regret or having had inadequate information about these decisions can significantly alter patient perceptions of r...

    Authors: Ken Resnicow, Paul Abrahamse, Rachel S Tocco, Sarah Hawley, Jennifer Griggs, Nancy Janz, Angela Fagerlin, Adrienne Wilson, Kevin C Ward, Sheryl GA Gabram and Steven Katz

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:110

    Content type: Research article

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  4. For researchers and public health agencies, the complexity of high–dimensional spatio–temporal data in surveillance for large reporting networks presents numerous challenges, which include low signal–to–noise ...

    Authors: Jian Zou, Alan F Karr, Gauri Datta, James Lynch and Shaun Grannis

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:108

    Content type: Research Article

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  5. The ultimate ambient-intelligent care room contains numerous sensors and devices to monitor the patient, sense and adjust the environment and support the staff. This sensor-based approach results in a large am...

    Authors: Femke Ongenae, Jeroen Famaey, Stijn Verstichel, Saar De Zutter, Steven Latré, Ann Ackaert, Piet Verhoeve and Filip De Turck

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:97

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Cross-institutional cross-disciplinary collaboration has become a trend as researchers move toward building more productive and innovative teams for scientific research. Research collaboration is significantly...

    Authors: Jake Luo, Carolyn Apperson-Hansen, Clara M Pelfrey and Guo-Qiang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:106

    Content type: Software

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  7. Low health literacy is associated with poor medication adherence in persons with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which can lead to poor health outcomes. As linguistic minorities, Spanish-dominant Hispanics...

    Authors: Robin J Jacobs, Joshua Caballero, Raymond L Ownby and Michael N Kane

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:103

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Changes in daily habits can provide important information regarding the overall health status of an individual. This research aimed to determine how meaningful information may be extracted from limited sensor ...

    Authors: Joost de Folter, Hulya Gokalp, Joanna Fursse, Urvashi Sharma and Malcolm Clarke

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:102

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Technology has the potential to provide support for self-management to people with congestive heart failure (CHF). This paper describes the results of a realist evaluation of the SMART Personalised Self-Manage...

    Authors: Yvonne K Bartlett, Annette Haywood, Claire L Bentley, Jack Parker, Mark S Hawley, Gail A Mountain and Susan Mawson

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:109

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Shared decision-making in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) care is a priority among policy makers, clinicians and patients both nationally and internationally. Demands on patients to have basic knowledge of RA, treat...

    Authors: Jennifer L Barton, Christopher J Koenig, Gina Evans-Young, Laura Trupin, Jennie Anderson, Dana Ragouzeos, Maggie Breslin, Timothy Morse, Dean Schillinger, Victor M Montori and Edward H Yelin

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:104

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Excessive venipunctures are a significant problem both in emergency rooms and during hospital stays. Near-infrared (NIR) illumination devices improve venipuncture success rate but their usage is limited by the...

    Authors: Simon Juric and Borut Zalik

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:100

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Using Monte Carlo simulations, we compare different methods (maximizing Youden index, maximizing mutual information, and logistic regression) for their ability to determine optimum binary cut-off thresholds fo...

    Authors: Gilbert Reibnegger and Walter Schrabmair

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:99

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Effective surgical pre-assessment will depend upon the collection of relevant medical information, good data management and communication between the members of the preoperative multi-disciplinary team. NHS Gr...

    Authors: Matt-Mouley Bouamrane and Frances S Mair

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:93

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Time pressure is common in acute healthcare and significantly influences clinical judgement and decision making. Despite nurses’ judgements being studied since the 1960s, the empirical picture of how time pres...

    Authors: Huiqin Yang, Carl Thompson and Martin Bland

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:96

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Although research suggests that patients prefer a shared decision making (SDM) experience when making healthcare decisions, clinicians do not routinely implement SDM into their practice and training programs a...

    Authors: Robert J Volk, Navkiran K Shokar, Viola B Leal, Robert J Bulik, Suzanne K Linder, Patricia Dolan Mullen, Richard M Wexler and Gurjeet S Shokar

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:95

    Content type: Research article

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  16. To undertake a systematic review of existing literature relating to speech recognition technology and its application within health care.

    Authors: Maree Johnson, Samuel Lapkin, Vanessa Long, Paula Sanchez, Hanna Suominen, Jim Basilakis and Linda Dawson

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:94

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The amount of clinical information that providers encounter daily creates an environment for information overload and medical error. To create a more efficient EMR human-computer interface, we aimed to underst...

    Authors: Marc A Ellsworth, Tara R Lang, Brian W Pickering and Vitaly Herasevich

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:92

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Adverse Drug Reactions are one of the leading causes of injury or death among patients undergoing medical treatments. Not all Adverse Drug Reactions are identified before a drug is made available in the market...

    Authors: Hariprasad Sampathkumar, Xue-wen Chen and Bo Luo

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:91

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Narrative resources in electronic health records make clinical phenotyping study difficult to achieve. If a narrative patient history can be represented in a timeline, this would greatly enhance the efficiency...

    Authors: Heekyong Park and Jinwook Choi

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:90

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Length-of-stay prediction for cardiac surgery patients is a key point for medical management issues, such as optimization of resources in intensive care units and operating room scheduling. Scoring systems are...

    Authors: Paolo Barbini, Emanuela Barbini, Simone Furini and Gabriele Cevenini

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:89

    Content type: Correspondence

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  21. Childhood cancer relies heavily on inpatient hospital services to deliver tumor-directed therapy and manage toxicities. Hospitalizations have increased over the past decade, though not uniformly across childho...

    Authors: Heidi V Russell, M Fatih Okcu, Kala Kamdar, Mona D Shah, Eugene Kim, J Michael Swint, Wenyaw Chan, Xianglin L Du, Luisa Franzini and Vivian Ho

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:88

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Several single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) at different loci have been associated with breast cancer susceptibility, accounting for around 10% of the familial component. Recent studies have found direct as...

    Authors: Mattia CF Prosperi, Sarah L Ingham, Anthony Howell, Fiona Lalloo, Iain E Buchan and Dafydd Gareth Evans

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:87

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Physicians frequently differ in their treatment recommendations. However, few studies have examined the reasons underlying these differences. The objective of this study was to examine whether physicians vary ...

    Authors: Raluca Cozmuta, Peter A Merkel, Elizabeth Wahl and Liana Fraenkel

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:86

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Linkage of aged care and hospitalisation data provides valuable information on patterns of health service utilisation among aged care service recipients. Many aged care datasets in Australia contain a Statisti...

    Authors: Lee K Taylor, Katie Irvine, Renee Iannotti, Taylor Harchak and Kim Lim

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:85

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Syndromic surveillance in emergency departments (EDs) may be used to deliver early warnings of increases in disease activity, to provide situational awareness during events of public health significance, to su...

    Authors: Henning TG Liljeqvist, David Muscatello, Grant Sara, Michael Dinh and Glenda L Lawrence

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:84

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Adverse drug reactions and adverse drug events (ADEs) are major public health issues. Many different prospective tools for the automated detection of ADEs in hospital databases have been developed and evaluate...

    Authors: Grégoire Ficheur, Emmanuel Chazard, Jean-Baptiste Beuscart, Béatrice Merlin, Michel Luyckx and Régis Beuscart

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:83

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Asthma is one of the most common childhood illnesses. Guideline-driven clinical care positively affects patient outcomes for care. There are several asthma guidelines and reminder methods for implementation to...

    Authors: Judith W Dexheimer, Elizabeth M Borycki, Kou-Wei Chiu, Kevin B Johnson and Dominik Aronsky

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:82

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Gender differences in communication styles between clinicians and patients have been postulated to impact patient care, but the extent to which the gender dyad structure impacts outcomes in shared decision mak...

    Authors: Kirk D Wyatt, Megan E Branda, Jonathan W Inselman, Henry H Ting, Erik P Hess, Victor M Montori and Annie LeBlanc

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:81

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD), which can automate the detection process for ocular diseases, has attracted extensive attention from clinicians and researchers alike. It not only alleviates the burden on the c...

    Authors: Zhuo Zhang, Ruchir Srivastava, Huiying Liu, Xiangyu Chen, Lixin Duan, Damon Wing Kee Wong, Chee Keong Kwoh, Tien Yin Wong and Jiang Liu

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:80

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Medication non-adherence is prevalent. We assessed the effect of electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) with formulary decision support on preferred formulary tier usage, copayment, and concomitant adherence.

    Authors: Joshua M Pevnick, Ning Li, Steven M Asch, Cynthia A Jackevicius and Douglas S Bell

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:79

    Content type: Research article

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  31. In resource-poor countries access to essential medicines, suboptimal prescribing and use of medicines are major problems. Health workers lack updated medical information and treatment support. Information and ...

    Authors: Jessica Nilseng, Lars L Gustafsson, Amos Nungu, Pia Bastholm-Rahmner, Dennis Mazali, Björn Pehrson and Jaran Eriksen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:78

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Clinical practice guidelines are useful for physicians, and guidelines are available on the Internet from various websites such as Vidal Recos. However, these guidelines are long and difficult to read, especia...

    Authors: Suzanne Pereira, Sylvain Hassler, Saliha Hamek, César Boog, Nicolas Leroy, Marie-Catherine Beuscart-Zéphir, Madeleine Favre, Alain Venot, Catherine Duclos and Jean-Baptiste Lamy

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:77

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Various types of framing can influence risk perceptions, which may have an impact on treatment decisions and adherence. One way of framing is the use of verbal terms in communicating the probabilities of treat...

    Authors: Roland Brian Büchter, Dennis Fechtelpeter, Marco Knelangen, Martina Ehrlich and Andreas Waltering

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:76

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  34. The key aim of triage in chest pain patients is to identify those with high risk of adverse cardiac events as they require intensive monitoring and early intervention. In this study, we aim to discover the mos...

    Authors: Nan Liu, Zhi Xiong Koh, Junyang Goh, Zhiping Lin, Benjamin Haaland, Boon Ping Ting and Marcus Eng Hock Ong

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:75

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Accurate prediction of adverse drug events (ADEs) is an important means of controlling and reducing drug-related morbidity and mortality. Since no single “gold standard” ADE data set exists, a range of differe...

    Authors: Aurel Cami and Ben Y Reis

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:74

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Women diagnosed with early stage (I or II) breast cancer face a highly challenging decision – whether or not to undergo adjuvant chemotherapy. We developed a decision quality instrument for chemotherapy for ea...

    Authors: Clara N Lee, Matthew H Wetschler, Yuchiao Chang, Jeffrey K Belkora, Beverly Moy, Ann Partridge and Karen R Sepucha

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:73

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Guidelines for colorectal cancer screening recommend that patients be informed about options and be able to select preferred method of screening; however, there are no existing measures available to assess whe...

    Authors: Karen R Sepucha, Sandra Feibelmann, Carol Cosenza, Carrie A Levin and Michael Pignone

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:72

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Shared Decision Making (SDM) is increasingly advocated as a model for medical decision making. However, there is still low use of SDM in clinical practice. High impact factor journals might represent an effici...

    Authors: Xavier Blanc, Tinh-Hai Collet, Reto Auer, Roland Fischer, Isabella Locatelli, Pablo Iriarte, Jan Krause, France Légaré and Jacques Cornuz

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:71

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Errors in the decision-making process are probably the main threat to patient safety in the prehospital setting. The reason can be the change of focus in prehospital care from the traditional “scoop and run” p...

    Authors: Magnus Andersson Hagiwara, Björn-Ove Suserud, Boel Andersson-Gäre, Bengt- Arne Sjöqvist, Maria Henricson and Anders Jonsson

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:70

    Content type: Research article

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  40. In an attempt to address a complex disease burden, including improving progress towards MDGs 4 and 5, South Africa recently introduced a re-engineered Primary Health Care (PHC) strategy, which has led to the d...

    Authors: Sunisha Neupane, Willem Odendaal, Irwin Friedman, Waasila Jassat, Helen Schneider and Tanya Doherty

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:69

    Content type: Research article

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  41. We aimed to evaluate the effect of a decision aid (DA) with information only compared to a DA with values clarification exercise (VCE), and to study the role of personality and information seeking style in DA-...

    Authors: Mirjam M Garvelink, Moniek M ter Kuile, Anne M Stiggelbout and Marieke de Vries

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:68

    Content type: Research article

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  42. To estimate the amount of regret and weights of harm by omission and commission during therapeutic decisions for smear-negative pulmonary Tuberculosis.

    Authors: Chandrashekhar T Sreeramareddy, Mahbubur Rahman, HN Harsha Kumar, Mohsin Shah, Ahmed Manadir Hossain, Md Abu Sayem, Juan M Moreira and Jef Van den Ende

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:67

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Virtual Patients are a well-known and widely used form of interactive software used to simulate aspects of patient care that students are increasingly less likely to encounter during their studies. However, to...

    Authors: Marcus D Bloice, Klaus-Martin Simonic and Andreas Holzinger

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:66

    Content type: Software

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  44. Readmissions after hospital discharge are a common occurrence and are costly for both hospitals and patients. Previous attempts to create universal risk prediction models for readmission have not met with succ...

    Authors: Courtney Hebert, Chaitanya Shivade, Randi Foraker, Jared Wasserman, Caryn Roth, Hagop Mekhjian, Stanley Lemeshow and Peter Embi

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:65

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Numerous information models for electronic health records, such as openEHR archetypes are available. The quality of such clinical models is important to guarantee standardised semantics and to facilitate their...

    Authors: Michael Braun, Alexander Ulrich Brandt, Stefan Schulz and Martin Boeker

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:64

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Finding quality consumer health information online can effectively bring important public health benefits to the general population. It can empower people with timely and current knowledge for managing their h...

    Authors: Licong Cui, Rong Xu, Zhihui Luo, Susan Wentz, Kyle Scarberry and Guo-Qiang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:63

    Content type: Research article

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  47. Patient decision aids (PtDA) are developed to facilitate informed, value-based decisions about health. Research suggests that even when informed with necessary evidence and information, cognitive errors can pr...

    Authors: Nick Bansback, Linda C Li, Larry Lynd and Stirling Bryan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:62

    Content type: Research article

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  48. E-health initiatives hold promise to improve shared-care models of health care. In 2008–2011 we developed and trialled web-based software to facilitate a randomised trial of a shared-care approach for childhoo...

    Authors: Kate Lycett, Gary Wittert, Jane Gunn, Cathy Hutton, Susan A Clifford and Melissa Wake

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:61

    Content type: Research article

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  49. To design and test a web-based self-management tool for patients with type 2 diabetes for its usability and feasibility.

    Authors: Catherine H Yu, Janet A Parsons, Susan Hall, David Newton, Aleksandra Jovicic, Danielle Lottridge, Baiju R Shah and Sharon E Straus

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:60

    Content type: Research article

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