TITLE

A clinical decision support system reduced antimicrobial use for acute respiratory tract infections in rural settings

PUB. DATE
May 2006
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2006, Vol. 144 Issue 3, p81
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on a study that aims to determine if a clinical decision support system (CDSS) along with a community intervention can reduce antimicrobial use for acute respiratory tract infections in patients. The CDSS was introduced to primary care clinicians by educational lectures, small group meetings, and others. It is found that the antimicrobial prescribing rate decreased by 8.8/100 person-years in the CDSS group. Compared with a community intervention alone, a CDSS plus a community intervention reduced antimicrobial use for acute respiratory tract infections in rural primary care settings.
ACCESSION #
21490813

 

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