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Is the future Evidence-Based?

Sissons, Benjamin, Gray, William Alexander, Bater, Tony and Morrey, Dave 2007. Is the future Evidence-Based? Presented at: MEDINFO 2007 - 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics, Brisbane, Australia, 20-24 August 2007. Published in: Kuhn, K. A., Warren, J. R. and Leong, T.-Y. eds. MEDINFO 2007: Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics , vol. 129. Amsterdam: Elsevier, pp. 875-879.

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This paper is concerned with how the future information needs of the medical community should be met. The current dominant belief within medicine is that these information needs should be met from bespoke research studies. The necessity of this approach is far from certain. Health organisations worldwide are currently investing vast resources into centralising and amalgamating every day patient data. Is there a future for these Electronic Medical Records in informing medical decisions? This paper describes the challenges to be met in using both research studies and every day patient data to inform medical decisions. It then describes an ongoing practical project to evaluate these information sources' ability to meet the information needs of cancer care decision makers. Details of background, methodology and initial promising results are presented.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781586037741
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