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Impact of a spirometry expert system on general practitioners' decision making

Poelsa, Patrick JP; Schermer, Tjard R.J.; Schellekens, D.P.A.; Akkermans, Reinier; Robbé, Pieter F de Vries; Kaplan, A.; Bottema, Ben; Van Weel, Chris


The present study assessed the impact of computerised spirometry interpretation expert support on the diagnostic achievements of general practitioners (GPs), and on GPs' decision making in diagnosing chronic respiratory disease. A cluster-randomised controlled trial was performed in 78 GPs who each completed 10 standardised paper case descriptions. Intervention consisted of support for GPs' spirometry interpretation either by an expert system (expert support group) or by sham information...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: European Respiratory Journal
DOI: 10.1183/09031936.00012007


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