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  1. Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) available today are not extensively used due to lack of proper integration into clinical settings, knowledge-related information resources, and lack of decision support at t...

    Authors: Jean-Charles Dufour, Dominique Fieschi and Marius Fieschi

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2004 4:2

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Evaluation is a challenging but necessary part of the development cycle of clinical information systems like the electronic medical records (EMR) system. It is believed that such evaluations should include mul...

    Authors: Hallvard Lærum and Arild Faxvaag

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2004 4:1

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Many preventable diseases such as ischemic heart diseases and breast cancer prevail at a large scale in the general population. Computerized decision support systems are one of the solutions for improving the ...

    Authors: Isabelle Colombet, Thierry Dart, Laurence Leneveut, Sylvain Zunino, Joël Ménard and Gilles Chatellier

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2003 3:13

    Content type: Research article

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  4. A key feature of a good general practice consultation is that it is patient-centred. A number of verbal and non-verbal behaviours have been identified as important to establish a good relationship with the pat...

    Authors: Simon de Lusignan, Eben Wilson, Andy Dyble, Tristan Grant, Alice Theadom and Tom Chan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2003 3:12

    Content type: Technical advance

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  5. EURIS (European Resistance Intervention Study) was launched as a multinational study in September of 2000 to identify the multitude of complex risk factors that contribute to the high carriage rate of drug res...

    Authors: Sara Silva, Rodrigo Gouveia-Oliveira, António Maretzek, João Carriço, Thorolfur Gudnason, Karl G Kristinsson, Karl Ekdahl, António Brito-Avô, Alexander Tomasz, Ilda Santos Sanches, Hermínia de Lencastre and Jonas Almeida

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2003 3:9

    Content type: Research article

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  6. During carcinogenesis, precancers are the morphologically identifiable lesions that precede invasive cancers. In theory, the successful treatment of precancers would result in the eradication of most human can...

    Authors: Jules J Berman and Donald E Henson

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2003 3:8

    Content type: Research article

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  7. This study was undertaken to assess the feasibility of using videoconferencing to involve community-based surgeons in interactive, multidisciplinary oncology rounds so they may benefit from the type of communi...

    Authors: Anna Gagliardi, Andy Smith, Vivek Goel and Denny DePetrillo

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2003 3:7

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Tissue Microarrays (TMAs) allow researchers to examine hundreds of small tissue samples on a single glass slide. The information held in a single TMA slide may easily involve Gigabytes of data. To benefit from...

    Authors: Jules J Berman, Mary E Edgerton and Bruce A Friedman

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2003 3:5

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The storage and distribution of electrocardiogram data is based on different formats. There is a need to promote the development of standards for their exchange and analysis. Such models should be platform-/ s...

    Authors: Haiying Wang, Francisco Azuaje, Benjamin Jung and Norman Black

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2003 3:4

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Anesthesia side effects are almost inevitable in most situations. In order to optimize the anesthetic experience from the patient's viewpoint, it makes intuitive sense to attempt to avoid the side effects that...

    Authors: Saifudin Rashiq and Patricia Bray

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2003 3:3

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Emergency department (ED) based syndromic surveillance systems identify abnormally high visit rates that may be an early signal of a bioterrorist attack. For example, an anthrax outbreak might first be detecta...

    Authors: Ben Y Reis and Kenneth D Mandl

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2003 3:2

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Record linkage refers to the process of joining records that relate to the same entity or event in one or more data collections. In the absence of a shared, unique key, record linkage involves the comparison o...

    Authors: Tim Churches, Peter Christen, Kim Lim and Justin Xi Zhu

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2002 2:9

    Content type: Research article

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  13. This study advances the use of a utility model to model physician-patient interactions from the perspectives of physicians and patients.

    Authors: Steven R Feldman, G John Chen, Judy Y Hu and Alan B Fleischer

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2002 2:8

    Content type: Hypothesis

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  14. Hepatic surgery is characterized by complicated operations with a significant peri- and postoperative risk for the patient. We developed a web-based, high-granular research database for comprehensive documenta...

    Authors: Martin Dugas, Rolf Schauer, Andreas Volk and Horst Rau

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2002 2:5

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Patient centred communication (PCC) has been described as a method for doctor-patient communication. The principles of shared decision making (SDM) have been proposed more recently.

    Authors: Michel Wensing, Glyn Elwyn, Adrian Edwards, Eric Vingerhoets and Richard Grol

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2002 2:2

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Classification of the electrocardiogram using Neural Networks has become a widely used method in recent years. The efficiency of these classifiers depends upon a number of factors including network training. U...

    Authors: Chris D Nugent, Jesus A Lopez, Ann E Smith and Norman D Black

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2002 2:1

    Content type: Research article

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  17. We conducted a review of the diagnostic accuracy of clinical examination for the diagnosis of cirrhosis. The objectives were: to identify studies assessing the accuracy of clinical examination in the detection...

    Authors: Guy de Bruyn and Edward A Graviss

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2001 1:6

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The use of telemedicine is growing, but its efficacy for achieving comparable or improved clinical outcomes has not been established in many medical specialties. The objective of this systematic review was to ...

    Authors: William R Hersh, Mark Helfand, James Wallace, Dale Kraemer, Patricia Patterson, Susan Shapiro and Merwyn Greenlick

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2001 1:5

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The specificity of clinical questions is gauged by explicit descriptions of four dimensions: subjects, interventions, comparators and outcomes of interest. This study determined whether adding simple instructi...

    Authors: Elmer V Villanueva, Elizabeth A Burrows, Paul A Fennessy, Meera Rajendran and Jeremy N Anderson

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2001 1:4

    Content type: Research article

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  20. To determine whether a computerized clinical documentation system (CDS): 1) decreased time spent charting and increased time spent in patient care; 2) decreased medication errors; 3) improved clinical decision...

    Authors: James A Menke, Cynthia W Broner, Deborah Y Campbell, Michelle Y McKissick and Joy A Edwards-Beckett

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2001 1:3

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Patients increasingly seek more active involvement in health care decisions, but little is known about how to communicate complex risk information to patients. The objective of this study was to elicit patient...

    Authors: Jennifer M Fortin, Linda K Hirota, Barbara E Bond, Annette M O'Connor and Nananda F Col

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2001 1:2

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Developments in information technology promise to revolutionise the delivery of health care by providing access to data in a timely and efficient way. Information technology also raises several important conce...

    Authors: Ross EG Upshur and Vivek Goel

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2001 1:1

    Content type: Case report

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