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  1. Chronic patients persistently seek for health information on the internet for medication information seeking, nutrition, disease management, information regarding disease preventive actions and so on. Consumer...

    Authors: Kirubel Biruk Shiferaw, Binyam Chakilu Tilahun, Berhanu Fikadie Endehabtu, Monika Knudsen Gullslett and Shegaw Anagaw Mengiste

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:181

    Content type: Research article

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  2. User satisfaction with PACS is considered as one of the important criteria for assessing success in using PACS. The objective of this study was to determine the level of user satisfaction with PACS and to comp...

    Authors: Reza Abbasi, Monireh Sadeqi Jabali, Reza Khajouei and Hamidreza Tadayon

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:180

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is a common, serious problem predominantly seen in metastatic lung and breast cancer and malignant pleural mesothelioma. Recurrence of malignant pleural effusion is common, and...

    Authors: Cheryl Grindell, Angela Tod, Remi Bec, Daniel Wolstenholme, Rahul Bhatnagar, Parthipan Sivakumar, Anna Morley, Jayne Holme, Judith Lyons, Maryam Ahmed, Susan Jackson, Deirdre Wallace, Farinaz Noorzad, Meera Kamalanathan, Liju Ahmed and Mathew Evison

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:179

    Content type: Research article

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  4. More information is often thought to improve medical decision-making, which may lead to test overuse. This study assesses which out of 15 laboratory tests contribute to diagnosing the underlying cause of anaem...

    Authors: Michelle M. A. Kip, Martijn L. J. Oonk, Mark-David Levin, Annemarie Schop, Patrick J. E. Bindels, Ron Kusters and Hendrik Koffijberg

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:178

    Content type: Research article

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  5. A number of resources, every year, being spent to tackle early detection of cardiac abnormalities which is one of the leading causes of deaths all over the Globe. The challenges for healthcare systems includes...

    Authors: Muhammad Shabaan, Kaleem Arshad, Muhammad Yaqub, Fung Jinchao, M. Sultan Zia, Girridhar Reddy Boja, Muazzam Iftikhar, Usman Ghani, Loknath Sai Ambati and Rizwan Munir

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:177

    Content type: Review

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  6. Poor adherence to long-term recombinant human growth hormone (r-hGH) treatment can lead to suboptimal clinical outcomes; consequently, supporting and monitoring adherence is a crucial part of patient managemen...

    Authors: Ekaterina Koledova, Vincenzo Tornincasa and Paula van Dommelen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:176

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Informational discontinuity can have far reaching consequences like medical errors, increased re-hospitalization rates and adverse events among others. Thus the holy grail of seamless informational continuity ...

    Authors: Naveen R. Gowda, Atul Kumar, Sanjay K. Arya and Vikas H

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:175

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Research using linked routine population-based data collected for non-research purposes has increased in recent years because they are a rich and detailed source of information. The objective of this study is ...

    Authors: Daniela Almeida, David Gorender, Maria Yury Ichihara, Samila Sena, Luan Menezes, George C. G. Barbosa, Rosimeire L. Fiaccone, Enny S. Paixão, Robespierre Pita and Mauricio L. Barreto

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:173

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Shared decision-making improves the quality of patient care. Unfortunately, shared decision-making is not yet common practice among vascular surgeons. Thus, decision support tools were developed to assist vasc...

    Authors: S. M. L. de Mik, F. E. Stubenrouch, D. A. Legemate, R. Balm and D. T. Ubbink

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:172

    Content type: Study protocol

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  10. The exact risk of developing QTc-prolongation when using a combination of QTc-prolonging drugs is still unknown, making it difficult to interpret these QT drug-drug interactions (QT-DDIs). A tool to identify h...

    Authors: Florine A. Berger, Heleen van der Sijs, Matthijs L. Becker, Teun van Gelder and Patricia M. L. A. van den Bemt

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:171

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Parent-clinician shared decision making is the recommended model for the care of premature infants; thus, clinicians provide prenatal prematurity counseling to parents in the event of a mother’s hospitalizatio...

    Authors: Nicole M. Rau, Mir A. Basir and Kathryn E. Flynn

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:169

    Content type: Research article

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  12. “Artificial intelligence” (AI) is often referred to as “augmented human intelligence” (AHI). The latter term implies that computers support—rather than replace—human decision-making. It is unclear whether the ...

    Authors: Santiago Romero-Brufau, Kirk D. Wyatt, Patricia Boyum, Mindy Mickelson, Matthew Moore and Cheristi Cognetta-Rieke

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:167

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Building and validating electronic algorithms to identify patients with specific disease profiles using health data is becoming increasingly important to disease surveillance and population health management. The...

    Authors: Rachael Morkem, Kenneth Handelman, John A. Queenan, Richard Birtwhistle and David Barber

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:166

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Surgical resection of pheochromocytoma may lead to high risk factors for intraoperative hemodynamic instability (IHD), which can be life-threatening. This study aimed to investigate the risk factors that could...

    Authors: Yueyang Zhao, Li Fang, Lei Cui and Song Bai

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:165

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Worldwide the rate of unplanned pregnancies is more than 40%. Identifying women at risk of pregnancy can help prevent negative outcomes and also reduce healthcare costs of potential complications. It can also ...

    Authors: Lucía Cea Soriano, Alex Asiimwe, Mieke Van Hemelrijck, Cecilia Bosco and Luis A. García Rodríguez

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:164

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Unequivocal identification of patients is a precondition for a safe medical journey through different information systems (ISs) and software applications that are communicating and exchanging interoperable dat...

    Authors: Raffaella Vaccaroli, Frédéric Markus, Samuel Danhardt, Heiko Zimmermann, Francois Wisniewski, Pascale Lucas and Hervé Barge

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:163

    Content type: Research article

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  17. One of the most challenging tasks for bladder cancer diagnosis is to histologically differentiate two early stages, non-invasive Ta and superficially invasive T1, the latter of which is associated with a signi...

    Authors: Peng-Nien Yin, Kishan KC, Shishi Wei, Qi Yu, Rui Li, Anne R. Haake, Hiroshi Miyamoto and Feng Cui

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:162

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Delay in identifying deterioration in hospitalised patients is associated with delayed admission to an intensive care unit (ICU) and poor outcomes. For the HAVEN project (HICF ref.: HICF-R9–524), we have devel...

    Authors: Simarjot S. Dahella, James S. Briggs, Paul Coombes, Nazli Farajidavar, Paul Meredith, Timothy Bonnici, Julie L. Darbyshire and Peter J. Watkinson

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:161

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The healthcare sector is an interesting target for fraudsters. The availability of a great amount of data makes it possible to tackle this issue with the adoption of data mining techniques, making the auditing...

    Authors: Michela Carlotta Massi, Francesca Ieva and Emanuele Lettieri

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:160

    Content type: Technical advance

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  20. The electronic patient record (EPR) has been introduced into nursing homes in order to facilitate documentation practices such as assessment and care planning, which play an integral role in the provision of d...

    Authors: Kate Shiells, Angie Alejandra Diaz Baquero, Olga Štěpánková and Iva Holmerová

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:159

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Particularly in the context of severe diseases like cancer, many patients wish to include caregivers in the planning of treatment and care. Many caregivers like to be involved but feel insufficiently enabled. ...

    Authors: Aline Weis, Sabrina Pohlmann, Regina Poss-Doering, Beate Strauss, Charlotte Ullrich, Helene Hofmann, Dominik Ose, Eva C. Winkler, Joachim Szecsenyi and Michel Wensing

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:158

    Content type: Research article

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  22. The promises of improved health care and health research through data-intensive applications rely on a growing amount of health data. At the core of large-scale data integration efforts, clinical data warehous...

    Authors: Elena Pavlenko, Daniel Strech and Holger Langhof

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:157

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Despite the numerous healthcare smartphone applications for self-management of diabetes, patients often fail to use these applications consistently due to various limitations, including difficulty in inputting...

    Authors: Sung Woon Park, Gyuri Kim, You-Cheol Hwang, Woo Je Lee, Hyunjin Park and Jae Hyeon Kim

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:156

    Content type: Study protocol

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  24. Evidence-based Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSSs) usually obtain clinical evidences from randomized controlled trials based on coarse-grained groups. Individuals who are beyond the scope of the original...

    Authors: Junyi Yang, Liang Xiao and Kangning Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 3):138

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 3

  25. Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are those RNA molecules that lack the poly (A) tails, which present the closed-loop structure. Recent studies emphasized that some circRNAs imply different functions from canonical tra...

    Authors: Yidan Wang, Xuanping Zhang, Tao Wang, Jinchun Xing, Zhun Wu, Wei Li and Jiayin Wang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 3):137

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 3

  26. Bladder cancer (BC) is regarded as one of the most fatal cancer around the world. Nevertheless, there still lack of sufficient markers to predict the prognosis of BC patients. Herein, we aim to establish a pro...

    Authors: Xiaolong Zhang, Meng Zhang, Xuanping Zhang, Xiaoyan Zhu and Jiayin Wang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 3):136

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 3

  27. Hepatocellular carcinoma is one of the most general malignant neoplasms in adults with high mortality. Mining relative medical knowledge from rapidly growing text data and integrating it with other existing bi...

    Authors: Nan Li, Zhihao Yang, Ling Luo, Lei Wang, Yin Zhang, Hongfei Lin and Jian Wang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 3):135

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 3

  28. It is of utmost importance to investigate novel therapies for cancer, as it is a major cause of death. In recent years, immunotherapies, especially those against immune checkpoints, have been developed and bro...

    Authors: Yuyu Zheng, Xiangyu Meng, Pierre Zweigenbaum, Lingling Chen and Jingbo Xia

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 3):133

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 3

  29. With China experiencing unprecedented economic development and social change over the past three decades, Chinese policy makers and health care professionals have come to view mental health as an important out...

    Authors: Wenyan Tan, Haicheng Lin, Baoxin Lei, Aihua Ou, Zehui He, Ning Yang, Fujun Jia, Heng Weng and Tianyong Hao

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 3):132

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 3

  30. The interpretability of results predicted by the machine learning models is vital, especially in the critical fields like healthcare. With the increasingly adoption of electronic healthcare records (EHR) by th...

    Authors: Peipei Chen, Wei Dong, Jinliang Wang, Xudong Lu, Uzay Kaymak and Zhengxing Huang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 3):131

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 3

  31. The social Q&A community quickly becomes a popular platform for consumers to find health information because of its convenience and interactivity.

    Authors: Wang Zhao, Peixin Lu, Siwei Yu and Long Lu

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 3):130

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 3

  32. With the rapid development of sequencing technologies, collecting diverse types of cancer omics data become more cost-effective. Many computational methods attempted to represent and fuse multiple omics into a...

    Authors: Kaiwen Tan, Weixian Huang, Jinlong Hu and Shoubin Dong

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 3):129

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 3

  33. Nowadays, the latent power of technology, which can offer innovative resolutions to disease diagnosis, has awakened high-level anticipation in the community of patients as well as professionals. An easy-to-use...

    Authors: Fan Guo, Weiqing Li, Xin Zhao, Junfeng Qiu and Yuxiang Mai

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 3):128

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 3

  34. In the few studies of clinical experience available, cigarette smoking may be associated with ischemic heart disease and acute coronary events, which can be reflected in the electrocardiogram (ECG). However, t...

    Authors: Kuo-Kun Tseng, Jiaqian Li, Yih-Jing Tang, Ching Wen Yang and Fang-Ying Lin

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 3):127

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 3

  35. Cardiogenic stroke has increasing morbidity in China and brought economic burden to patient families. In cardiogenic stroke diagnosis, echocardiograph examination is one of the most important examinations. Son...

    Authors: Lu Qin, Xiaowei Xu, Lingling Ding, Zixiao Li and Jiao Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 3):126

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 3

  36. To provide satisfying answers, medical QA system has to understand the intentions of the users’ questions precisely. For medical intent classification, it requires high-quality datasets to train a deep-learnin...

    Authors: Nan Chen, Xiangdong Su, Tongyang Liu, Qizhi Hao and Ming Wei

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 3):125

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 3

  37. Reinforcement learning (RL) provides a promising technique to solve complex sequential decision making problems in healthcare domains. Recent years have seen a great progress of applying RL in addressing decis...

    Authors: Chao Yu, Guoqi Ren and Yinzhao Dong

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 3):124

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 3

  38. Electronic medical records contain a variety of valuable medical information for patients. So, when we are able to recognize and extract risk factors for disease from EMRs of patients with cardiovascular disea...

    Authors: Zhichang Zhang, Yanlong Qiu, Xiaoli Yang and Minyu Zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 3):123

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 3

  39. The increasing global cancer incidence corresponds to serious health impact in countries worldwide. Knowledge-powered health system in different languages would enhance clinicians’ healthcare practice, patient...

    Authors: Hetong Ma, Feihong Yang, Jiansong Ren, Ni Li, Min Dai, Xuwen Wang, An Fang, Jiao Li, Qing Qian and Jie He

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 3):122

    Content type: Research

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  40. Blood cultures are often performed to detect patients who has a serious illness without infections and patients with bloodstream infections. Early positive blood culture prediction is important, as bloodstream...

    Authors: Ming Cheng, Xiaolei Zhao, Xianfei Ding, Jianbo Gao, Shufeng Xiong and Yafeng Ren

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 3):121

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 3

  41. Although clinical guidelines provide the best practice for medical activities, there are some limitations in using clinical guidelines to assistant decision-making in practical application, such as long update...

    Authors: Haifeng Xu, Jianfei Pang, Xi Yang, Mei Li and Dongsheng Zhao

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 3):120

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 3

  42. Deep learning based on segmentation models have been gradually applied in biomedical images and achieved state-of-the-art performance for 3D biomedical segmentation. However, most of existing biomedical segmen...

    Authors: Xibin Jia, Yunfeng Liu, Zhenghan Yang and Dawei Yang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 3):119

    Content type: Research

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  43. A semi-supervised model is proposed for extracting clinical terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine using feature words.

    Authors: Liangliang Liu, Xiaojing Wu, Hui Liu, Xinyu Cao, Haitao Wang, Hongwei Zhou and Qi Xie

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20(Suppl 3):118

    Content type: Research

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  44. Various methods based on k-anonymity have been proposed for publishing medical data while preserving privacy. However, the k-anonymity property assumes that adversaries possess fixed background knowledge. Althoug...

    Authors: Hyukki Lee and Yon Dohn Chung

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:155

    Content type: Research article

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  45. The increasing complexity of current drug therapies jeopardizes patient adherence. While individual needs to simplify a medication regimen vary from patient to patient, a straightforward approach to integrate ...

    Authors: Viktoria S. Wurmbach, Steffen J. Schmidt, Anette Lampert, Eduard Frick, Michael Metzner, Simone Bernard, Petra A. Thürmann, Stefan Wilm, Achim Mortsiefer, Attila Altiner, Lisa Sparenberg, Joachim Szecsenyi, Frank Peters-Klimm, Petra Kaufmann-Kolle, Walter E. Haefeli and Hanna M. Seidling

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:154

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Electronic personal health records (ePHRs) are defined as electronic applications through which individuals can access, manage, and share health information in a private, secure, and confidential environment. ...

    Authors: Zahra Niazkhani, Esmaeel Toni, Mojgan Cheshmekaboodi, Andrew Georgiou and Habibollah Pirnejad

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:153

    Content type: Research article

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  47. For real-time monitoring of hospital patients, high-quality inference of patients’ health status using all information available from clinical covariates and lab test results is essential to enable successful ...

    Authors: Li-Fang Cheng, Bianca Dumitrascu, Gregory Darnell, Corey Chivers, Michael Draugelis, Kai Li and Barbara E Engelhardt

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:152

    Content type: Technical Advance

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  48. Patients with diabetes are at an increased risk of readmission and mortality when discharged from hospital. Existing research identifies statistically significant risk factors that are thought to underpin thes...

    Authors: Tim Robbins, Sarah N. Lim Choi Keung, Sailesh Sankar, Harpal Randeva and Theodoros N. Arvanitis

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020 20:150

    Content type: Research article

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