Visual display format affects the ability of anesthesiologists to detect acute physiologic changes. A laboratory study employing a clinical display simulator.

@article{Gurushanthaiah1995VisualDF,
  title={Visual display format affects the ability of anesthesiologists to detect acute physiologic changes. A laboratory study employing a clinical display simulator.},
  author={Keerti Gurushanthaiah and Matthew B. Weinger and Christer Englund},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={83 6},
  pages={1184-93}
}
BACKGROUND Anesthesiologists use data presented on visual displays to monitor patients' physiologic status. Although studies in nonmedical fields have suggested differential effects on performance among display formats, few studies have examined the effect of display format on anesthesiologist monitoring performance. METHODS A computer-based clinical display simulator was developed to evaluate the efficacy of three currently used display formats (numeric, histogram, or polygon displays) in a… CONTINUE READING