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Computerised decision support systems in order communication for diagnostic, screening or monitoring test ordering: systematic reviews of the effects and cost-effectiveness of systems

Project title: Computerised decision support systems in order communication for diagnostic, screening or monitoring test ordering: systematic reviews of the effects and cost-effectiveness of systems

Call to action: 08/11 Decision support systems for diagnostic testing

Research type: Evidence Synthesis

Chief investigator: Ms Caroline Main

Lead Author: Ms Caroline Main

Contractor: University of Exeter

Co-investigators: Associate Professor Rob Anderson.

Started: November 2008 | Status: Published October 2010

Study showed that clinical decision support systems (CDSS) can have a statistically significant benefit on process or practitioner performance outcomes in certain contexts. However, there is insufficient evidence to determine whether CDSS in conjunction with order communication systems (OCS) versus OCS alone for diagnostic, screening or monitoring test ordering would be beneficial in the NHS context. The review demonstrates the need for further research in this area

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