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  1. Electronic health record (EHR) data are available for research in all UK nations and cross-nation comparative studies are becoming more common. All UK inpatient EHRs are based around episodes, but episode-base...

    Authors: Sarah Rees, Ashley Akbari, Huw Collins, Sze Chim Lee, Amanda Marchant, Arfon Rees, Daniel Thayer, Ting Wang, Sophie Wood and Ann John

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:246

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Numerous studies have analyzed the effectiveness of electronic reminder interventions to improve different clinical conditions, and most have reported a small to moderate effect. Few studies, however, have ana...

    Authors: Ermengol Coma, Manuel Medina, Leonardo Méndez, Eduardo Hermosilla, Manuel Iglesias, Carmen Olmos and Sebastian Calero

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:245

    Content type: Research article

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  3. This study used natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning (ML) techniques to identify reliable patterns from within research narrative documents to distinguish studies that complete successfully, ...

    Authors: Simon Geletta, Lendie Follett and Marcia Laugerman

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:242

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Personal health records (PHRs) provide the opportunity for self-management support, enhancing communication between patients and caregivers, and maintaining and/or improving the quality of chronic disease mana...

    Authors: Floor Sieverink, Saskia Kelders, Annemarie Braakman-Jansen and Julia van Gemert-Pijnen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:241

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Neuropsychological tests (NPTs) are important tools for informing diagnoses of cognitive impairment (CI). However, interpreting NPTs requires specialists and is thus time-consuming. To streamline the applicati...

    Authors: Min Ju Kang, Sang Yun Kim, Duk L. Na, Byeong C. Kim, Dong Won Yang, Eun-Joo Kim, Hae Ri Na, Hyun Jeong Han, Jae-Hong Lee, Jong Hun Kim, Kee Hyung Park, Kyung Won Park, Seol-Heui Han, Seong Yoon Kim, Soo Jin Yoon, Bora Yoon…

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:231

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Hospital electronic information management systems (HEIMS) are widely used in Ghana, and hence its performance must be carefully assessed. Nurses as clinical health personnel are the largest cluster of hospita...

    Authors: Lu Lin Zhou, Joseph Owusu-Marfo, Henry Asante Antwi, Maxwell Opuni Antwi, Arielle Doris Tetgoum Kachie and Sabina Ampon-Wireko

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:230

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Demographic changes, increased life expectancy and the associated rise in chronic diseases pose challenges to public health care systems. Optimized treatment methods and integrated concepts of care are potenti...

    Authors: Alexander Lassnig, Theresa Rienmueller, Diether Kramer, Werner Leodolter, Christian Baumgartner and Joerg Schroettner

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:229

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported an error in one of the authors’ names. In this Correction the incorrect and correct author name are shown. The original publication of th...

    Authors: V. Laengsri, W. Shoombuatong, W. Adirojananon, C. Nantasenamat, V. Prachayasittikul and P. Nuchnoi

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:228

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:212

  9. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that the article erroneously stated that Dr. Ancker was affiliated with the Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Ancker is not affi...

    Authors: Jessica S. Ancker, Alison Edwards, Sarah Nosal, Diane Hauser, Elizabeth Mauer and Rainu Kaushal

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:227

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017 17:36

  10. Electronic medical records (EMR) contain numerical data important for clinical outcomes research, such as vital signs and cardiac ejection fractions (EF), which tend to be embedded in narrative clinical notes....

    Authors: Tianrun Cai, Luwan Zhang, Nicole Yang, Kanako K. Kumamaru, Frank J. Rybicki, Tianxi Cai and Katherine P. Liao

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:226

    Content type: Software

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  11. There is limited information in Mexico - a middle-income country and a digital adopter with an important demographic bonus - regarding the potential use of technology and connectivity in health promotion among...

    Authors: Arturo Aguilar-Ye, Hortensia Reyes-Morales, Lourdes Campero and Nicéforo Garnelo-Bibiano

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:225

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder with a high prevalence in China. Standard diagnosis of OSA requires polysomnography (PSG). Currently, smart phone applications (apps) are widely used as an imp...

    Authors: Zhao-feng Xu, Xin Luo, Jianbo Shi and Yinyan Lai

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:224

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The use of post-acute care (PAC) for cardiovascular conditions is highly variable across geographical regions. Although PAC benefits include lower readmission rates, better clinical outcomes, and lower mortali...

    Authors: Ineen Sultana, Madhav Erraguntla, Hye-Chung Kum, Dursun Delen and Mark Lawley

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:223

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Global evidence suggests a range of benefits for introducing electronic health record (EHR) systems to improve patient care. However, implementing EHR within healthcare organisations is complex and, in the Uni...

    Authors: Carolyn McCrorie, Jonathan Benn, Owen Ashby Johnson and Arabella Scantlebury

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:222

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The study aimed to assess the performance of a multidisciplinary-team diabetes care program called DIABETIMSS on glycemic control of type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients, by using available observational patient dat...

    Authors: Yue You, Svetlana V. Doubova, Diana Pinto-Masis, Ricardo Pérez-Cuevas, Víctor Hugo Borja-Aburto and Alan Hubbard

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:221

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Interest in mHealth interventions, defined as the use of mobile phones to access healthcare is increasingly becoming popular globally. Given its technology-based applications, university students may be key cl...

    Authors: Prince Peprah, Emmanuel Mawuli Abalo, Williams Agyemang-Duah, Razak M Gyasi, Okwei Reforce, Julius Nyonyo, Godfred Amankwaa, Jones Amoako and Paulinus Kaaratoore

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:220

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The use of digital technology in healthcare has been found to be useful for data collection, provision of health information and communications. Despite increasing use of medical mobile phone applications (app...

    Authors: Jenny Carter, Jane Sandall, Andrew H. Shennan and Rachel M. Tribe

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:219

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Electronic health records (EHRs) are promising tools for routine care. These applications might not only enhance the interaction between patient and physician but also support therapy management. This is cruci...

    Authors: Toni Maria Klein, Matthias Augustin and Marina Otten

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:218

    Content type: Research article

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  19. About 50% of patients with Crohn’s disease (CD) and about 20% of those with ulcerative colitis (UC) undergo surgery at some point during the course of the disease. The diagnostic validity of the Swedish Nation...

    Authors: Anders Forss, Pär Myrelid, Ola Olén, Åsa H. Everhov, Caroline Nordenvall, Jonas Halfvarson and Jonas F. Ludvigsson

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:217

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Electronic health records (EHRs) with embedded clinical decision support systems (CDSSs) have the potential to improve healthcare delivery. This study was conducted to explore merits, features, and desiderata ...

    Authors: Ramzi Shawahna

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:216

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Spatial epidemiological analyses primarily depend on spatially-indexed medical records. Some countries have devised ways of capturing patient-specific spatial details using ZIP codes, postcodes or personal num...

    Authors: Augustus Aturinde, Nakasi Rose, Mahdi Farnaghi, Gilbert Maiga, Petter Pilesjö and Ali Mansourian

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:215

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Predictive modeling with longitudinal electronic health record (EHR) data offers great promise for accelerating personalized medicine and better informs clinical decision-making. Recently, deep learning models...

    Authors: Rawan AlSaad, Qutaibah Malluhi, Ibrahim Janahi and Sabri Boughorbel

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:214

    Content type: Research Article

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  23. The paper introduces a deep learning-based approach for real-time detection and insights generation about one of the most prevalent chronic conditions in Australia - Pollen allergy. The popular social media pl...

    Authors: Jia Rong, Sandra Michalska, Sudha Subramani, Jiahua Du and Hua Wang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:208

    Content type: Research Article

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  24. Smart pumps have been widely adopted but there is limited evidence to understand and support their use in pediatric populations. Our objective was to assess whether smart pumps are effective at reducing medica...

    Authors: Kristin R. Melton, Kristen Timmons, Kathleen E. Walsh, Jareen K. Meinzen-Derr and Eric Kirkendall

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:213

    Content type: Research article

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  25. The hypochromic microcytic anemia (HMA) commonly found in Thailand are iron deficiency anemia (IDA) and thalassemia trait (TT). Accurate discrimination between IDA and TT is an important issue and better metho...

    Authors: V. Laengsri, W. Shoombuatong, W. Adirojananon, C. Nantasenamat, V. Prachayasittikul and P. Nuchnoi

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:212

    Content type: Technical advance

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:228

  26. Diabetes and cardiovascular disease are two of the main causes of death in the United States. Identifying and predicting these diseases in patients is the first step towards stopping their progression. We eval...

    Authors: An Dinh, Stacey Miertschin, Amber Young and Somya D. Mohanty

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:211

    Content type: Research Article

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  27. For an effective artificial pancreas (AP) system and an improved therapeutic intervention with continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), predicting the occurrence of hypoglycemia accurately is very important. While...

    Authors: Wonju Seo, You-Bin Lee, Seunghyun Lee, Sang-Man Jin and Sung-Min Park

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:210

    Content type: Research Article

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  28. Skilled assistance during childbirth is essential to reduce maternal deaths. However, in Ethiopia, which is among the six countries contributing to more than half of the global maternal deaths, the coverage of...

    Authors: Brook Tesfaye, Suleman Atique, Tariq Azim and Mihiretu M. Kebede

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:209

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Clinical predictive tools quantify contributions of relevant patient characteristics to derive likelihood of diseases or predict clinical outcomes. When selecting predictive tools for implementation at clinica...

    Authors: Mohamed Khalifa, Farah Magrabi and Blanca Gallego

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:207

    Content type: Research article

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  30. The global age-adjusted mortality rate related to atrial fibrillation (AF) registered a rapid growth in the last four decades, i.e., from 0.8 to 1.6 and 0.9 to 1.7 per 100,000 for men and women during 1990–201...

    Authors: Kwang-Sig Lee, Sunghoon Jung, Yeongjoon Gil and Ho Sung Son

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:206

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Self-management education of diabetes which is one of the most important noncommunicable diseases worldwide involves facilitating knowledge, skills, and ability required for self-care in these patients. Concer...

    Authors: Amal Mohammad Rasoul, Rostam Jalali, Alireza Abdi, Nader Salari, Mehrali Rahimi and Masoud Mohammadi

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:205

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Radiotherapy is a standard treatment option for breast cancer, but it may lead to significant late morbidity, including radiation heart damage. Breast irradiation performed individually in the supine or prone ...

    Authors: Ferenc Rárosi, Krisztina Boda, Zsuzsanna Kahán and Zoltán Varga

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:204

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Premenopausal breast cancer patients are at risk of treatment-related infertility. Many patients do not receive sufficient fertility information before treatment. As such, our team developed and alpha tested the

    Authors: Brittany Speller, Kelly Metcalfe, Erin D. Kennedy, Marcia Facey, Ellen Greenblatt, Adena S. Scheer, Ellen Warner, Anil Abraham Joy, Frances C. Wright and Nancy N. Baxter

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:203

    Content type: Research article

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  34. The secondary use of electronic health records (EHRs) promises to facilitate medical research. We reviewed general data requirements in observational studies and analyzed the feasibility of conducting observat...

    Authors: Marcel von Lucadou, Thomas Ganslandt, Hans-Ulrich Prokosch and Dennis Toddenroth

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:202

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Time of death estimation in humans for the benefit of forensic medicine has been successfully approached by Henssge, who modelled body cooling based on measurements of Marshall and Hoare. Thereby, body and amb...

    Authors: Wolf Schweitzer and Michael J. Thali

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:201

    Content type: Technical Advance

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  36. Digital services have been found promising in managing different aspects of health, also stress. We developed a web service for cultivating the positive side of stress based on the stress experiences of entrep...

    Authors: Päivi Heikkilä, Elina Mattila and Mari Ainasoja

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:200

    Content type: Research article

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  37. In radiotherapy, minimizing the time between referral and start of treatment (waiting time) is important to possibly mitigate tumor growth and avoid psychological distress in cancer patients. Radiotherapy pre-...

    Authors: Bruno Vieira, Derya Demirtas, Jeroen B. van de Kamer, Erwin W. Hans and Wim van Harten

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:199

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Breast cancer causes hundreds of thousands of deaths each year worldwide. The early stage diagnosis and treatment can significantly reduce the mortality rate. However, the traditional manual diagnosis needs in...

    Authors: Chuang Zhu, Fangzhou Song, Ying Wang, Huihui Dong, Yao Guo and Jun Liu

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:198

    Content type: Research Article

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  39. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) is a chronic disease closely related to personal life style. Therefore, achieving effective self-management is one of the most important ways to control it. There is evidence th...

    Authors: Xiaojia Wang, Linglan He, Keyu Zhu, Shanshan Zhang, Ling Xin, Weiqun Xu and Yuxiang Guan

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:197

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Every case of breast cancer is unique, and treatment must be personalized to incorporate a woman’s values and preferences. We developed an individually-tailored mobile patient education application for women w...

    Authors: Kirk D. Wyatt, Sarah M. Jenkins, Matthew F. Plevak, Marcia R. Venegas Pont and Sandhya Pruthi

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:196

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Case-based reasoning is a proven method that relies on learned cases from the past for decision support of a new case. The accuracy of such a system depends on the applied similarity measure, which quantifies ...

    Authors: Christian Karmen, Matthias Gietzelt, Petra Knaup-Gregori and Matthias Ganzinger

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:195

    Content type: Research article

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  42. A pharmacogenomic clinical decision support tool (PGx-CDS) for thiopurine medications can help physicians incorporate pharmacogenomic results into prescribing decisions by providing up-to-date, real-time decis...

    Authors: Khoa A. Nguyen, Himalaya Patel, David A. Haggstrom, Alan J. Zillich, Thomas F. Imperiale and Alissa L. Russ

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:194

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Several heart failure (HF) risk models exist, however, most of them perform poorly when applied to real-world situations. This study aimed to develop a convenient and efficient risk model to identify patients ...

    Authors: Bo-yu Tan, Jun-yuan Gu, Hong-yan Wei, Li Chen, Su-lan Yan and Nan Deng

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:193

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Enhancing the self-management capability of asthma patients can improve their level of asthma control. Although the use of mobile health technology among asthmatics to facilitate self-management has become a g...

    Authors: Zhifang Guan, Liu Sun, Qian Xiao and Yanling Wang

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:192

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Chronic pain is one of the most common complaints of cancer patients. There are many pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities used for the treatment of pain. Nonetheless, non-pharmacologica...

    Authors: Ender Sir and Gül Didem Batur Sir

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:191

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Shared decision making (SDM) is a systematic approach aimed at improving patient involvement in preference-sensitive health care decisions. Choosing between surgical or non-surgical treatment for lumbar disc h...

    Authors: Stina Brogård Andersen, Mikkel Ø. Andersen, Leah Y. Carreon, Angela Coulter and Karina Dahl Steffensen

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:190

    Content type: Research article

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  47. The inclusion of patient preferences (PP) in the medical product life cycle is a topic of growing interest to stakeholders such as academics, Health Technology Assessment (HTA) bodies, reimbursement agencies, ...

    Authors: Rosanne Janssens, Isabelle Huys, Eline van Overbeeke, Chiara Whichello, Sarah Harding, Jürgen Kübler, Juhaeri Juhaeri, Antonio Ciaglia, Steven Simoens, Hilde Stevens, Meredith Smith, Bennett Levitan, Irina Cleemput, Esther de Bekker-Grob and Jorien Veldwijk

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:189

    Content type: Research article

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  48. Many European countries have recently implemented national rare disease plans. Although the network is strengthening, especially on the macro and meso levels, patients still go a long way through healthcare sy...

    Authors: Ana Babac, Verena von Friedrichs, Svenja Litzkendorf, Jan Zeidler, Kathrin Damm and J.-Matthias Graf von der Schulenburg

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:188

    Content type: Research article

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  49. Sharing test results with patients via patient web portals is a new trend in healthcare. No research has been done examining patient web portal use with bone density test results. The objective of our study wa...

    Authors: Stephanie Edmonds, Yiyue Lou, Brandi Robinson, Peter Cram, Douglas W. Roblin, Nicole C. Wright, Kenneth Saag and Fredric D. Wolinsky

    Citation: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2019 19:187

    Content type: Research article

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