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Clinical utility of an electronic poisons information and clinical decision support tool.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12909152     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective of the study was to assess the use of a computer toxicology database/clinical decision aid by clinical practitioners. The study investigated the sources that Emergency Department (ED) personnel use to obtain toxicology information and performed a quality audit of the current database. A questionnaire survey of ED staff was used in departments with access to the New Zealand Poisons Centre Substance Database (NZSD), a toxicology CD ROM computer database. Outcome measures were reported use of alternative data sources when managing clinical toxicology presentations and the qualities of the NZSD. Computer databases are commonly used for the management of clinical toxicology cases and the toxicology computer database/clinical decision aid studied is well accepted and used in Emergency Medicine practice. The users of the NZSD assessed the usability and quality of the information of the database.
Martin Watts; John Fountain; David M Reith; Peter Herbison
Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of medical informatics     Volume:  71     ISSN:  1386-5056     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Med Inform     Publication Date:  2003 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-11     Completed Date:  2004-01-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9711057     Medline TA:  Int J Med Inform     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
New Zealand National Poisons Centre, University of Otago, P.O. Box 913, Dunedin, New Zealand.
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MeSH Terms
Databases, Factual*
Decision Support Systems, Clinical*
Emergency Service, Hospital
Health Care Surveys
Hospital Information Systems*
New Zealand
Poison Control Centers*
Poisoning / therapy*
Toxicology / statistics & numerical data

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