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INTRODUCTION Maintaining a large diagnostic knowledge base (KB) is a demanding task for any person or organization. Future clinical decision support system (CDSS) may rely on multiple, smaller and more focused KBs developed and maintained at different locations that work together seamlessly. A cross-domain inference tool has great clinical import and(More)
Services provided by nurse aides (NAs) directly influence quality of care. Consequently, NA training programs are critical in providing the qualified personnel who carry the bulk of the workload in long-term care facilities. Because studies related to NA pre-job training programs and student satisfaction are limited, we examined NA pre-job training programs(More)
BACKGROUND Hospital-acquired infections (HAI) are associated with increased attributable morbidity, mortality, prolonged hospitalization, and economic costs. A simple, reliable prediction model for HAI has great clinical relevance. The objective of this study is to develop a scoring system to predict HAI that was derived from Logistic Regression (LR) and(More)
INTRODUCTION Adverse drug reactions (ADR) increase morbidity and mortality; potential drug-drug interactions (DDI) increase the probability of ADR. Studies have proven that computerized drug-interaction alert systems (DIAS) might reduce medication errors and potential adverse events. However, the relatively high override rates obscure the benefits of alert(More)
OBJECTIVES To surveyed the quantities, types, and related information of potential drug-drug interactions (DDIs) and estimate the off-label use percentage of pediatric outpatient prescriptions for newborns and infants from the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) of Taiwan. BACKGROUND Adverse drug reactions (ADR) may cause morbidity and(More)
Medication safety is a primary patient safety goal. Medication safety addresses a comprehensive process that includes prescription issuance, medication dispensing, administration, and patient consumption. The application of mobile communication technology to healthcare products and to the extension of medication safety beyond the hospital into daily life(More)
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