A computerized handheld decision-support system to improve pulmonary embolism diagnosis: a randomized trial.

@article{Roy2009ACH,
  title={A computerized handheld decision-support system to improve pulmonary embolism diagnosis: a randomized trial.},
  author={P M Roy and Pierre Durieux and Florence Gillaizeau and Catherine Legall and Aurore Armand-Perroux and Ludovic Martino and Mohamed Hachelaf and Alain-Eric Dubart and Jeannot Schmidt and Mirko Cristiano and J. M. Chr{\'e}tien and A Perrier and Guy Meyer},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={151 10},
  pages={
          677-86
        }
}
BACKGROUND Testing for pulmonary embolism often differs from that recommended by evidence-based guidelines. OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of a handheld clinical decision-support system to improve the diagnostic work-up of suspected pulmonary embolism among patients in the emergency department. DESIGN Cluster randomized trial. Assignment was by random-number table, providers were not blinded, and outcome assessment was automated. (ClinicalTrials.gov registration number: NCT00188032… CONTINUE READING
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