Lawrence L. Weed

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The information tool to aid us in making the clinical decisions discussed in this presentation is called the PKC. Our goal with patients should be to couple the knowledge of the unique patient to the knowledge in the literature and get the best possible match. This approach requires combinatorial versus probabilistic thinking. In the real world, ideal(More)
Caregivers are constantly trying to organize their collective efforts in a way that serves the needs of individual patients. And patients themselves seek active involvement and control in their own care. Disorder in medical practice frustrates achievement of all of these goals. Escaping that disorder requires using information tools designed for two(More)
It is widely recognised that accessing and processing medical information in libraries and patient records is a burden beyond the capacities of the physician's unaided mind in the conditions of medical practice. Physicians are quite capable of tremendous intellectual feats but cannot possibly do it all. The way ahead requires the development of a framework(More)
A method of medical education has been developed which emphasizes audit of student performance in terms of behavioural traits (thoroughness, reliability, analytic sense, and efficiency) rather than in terms of memorized knowledge. This method is dependent upon the Problem-Oriented Medical Record. The tools developed for the audit and some preliminary(More)