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

Lindbaek, Morten
May 2006
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2006, Vol. 144 Issue 3, p81
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's views regarding a study related to the significance of a clinical decision support system (CDSS) in reduction of antimicrobial use for acute respiratory tract infections. Researchers showed a 12% absolute reduction in antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract infections in general practice on introduction of the CDSS. The author informs that the study has some important limitations. Patient preferences and values for antibiotic use and respiratory infections were also not included in the system.


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