A Comparison of Graphical and Textual Presentations of Time Series Data to Support Medical Decision Making in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

  title={A Comparison of Graphical and Textual Presentations of Time Series Data to Support Medical Decision Making in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit},
  author={Anna S. Law and Yvonne Freer and Jim Hunter and Robert H. Logie and Neil McIntosh and John Quinn},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing},
Objective. To compare expert-generated textual summaries of physiological data with trend graphs, in terms of their ability to support neonatal Intensive Care Unit (ICU) staff in making decisions when presented with medical scenarios. Methods. Forty neonatal ICU staff were recruited for the experiment, eight from each of five groups – junior, intermediate and senior nurses, junior and senior doctors. The participants were presented with medical scenarios on a computer screen, and asked to… 

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