Journal article

Electronic clinical decision support tool for the evaluation of cardiovascular risk in general practice: A pilot study

Jason Chiang, John Furler, Douglas Boyle, Malcolm Clark, Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis

AUSTRALIAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN | ROYAL AUSTRALIAN COLLEGE GENERAL PRACTITIONERS | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of death in Australia. Electronic medical record (EMR)-based clinical decision support (CDS) tools have the potential to support absolute CVD risk (ACVDR) evaluation and management. The objective of this study was to test the acceptability and feasibility of the Treat to Target CVD (T3CVD), an EMR-based CDS tool, for the evaluation of ACVDR in general practice. METHODS: Five general practitioners (GPs) piloted the T3CVD tool in their clinic. Interviews with the clinicians explored the acceptability and feasibility of the T3CVD tool. RESULTS: The T3CVD tool was acceptable and, in the small pilot, was shown to have the capacity to suppo..

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