Computerized clinical decision support systems for primary preventive care

Added May 5, 2020

Citation: Souza NM, Sebaldt RJ, Mackay JA, et al. Computerized clinical decision support systems for primary preventive care: a decision-maker-researcher partnership systematic review of effects on process of care and patient outcomes. Implementation Science 2011; 6(1): 87

What is this? The COVID-19 pandemic is placing a great strain on health systems and healthcare workers. Existing research on the effects of using computerized clinical decision support systems in primary care may provide information for policy makers to help with this.

What works: Computerized clinical decision support systems are beneficial for screening and management of dyslipidemia in primary care.

At the time of this review, there was mixed evidence for the effectiveness of computerized clinical decision support systems for screening for cancer and mental health conditions, multiple preventive care activities, vaccination and other preventive care interventions.

What doesn’t work: Nothing noted.

What’s uncertain: Based on the studies included in this review, the effects of computerized clinical decision support systems on patient outcomes, safety, costs of care, and provider satisfaction are uncertain.

 

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