Monthly Archives: August 2011

Implementing computerized clinical decision support systems

Quality of care studies document that physicians often inconsistently diagnose clinical problems and inappropriately prescribe clinical care. A new thematic series published in Implementation Science and edited by R. Brian Haynes (McMaster University) assesses the use of computerized clinical decision support systems (CCDSSs) to address these issues. CCDSSs match the characteristics of patients to a… Read more »

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Family planning in conflict

Adequate access to reproductive health services can be a permanent issue in countries where healthcare systems are already sub-optimal, but this becomes intensified in areas of conflict.  New research from Conflict and Health has highlighted the gap between women wishing to receive family planning facilities in war-torn areas, and the actuality of this.  There is… Read more »

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