Journal article

Decision support toots to improve cancer diagnostic decision making in primary care: a systematic review

Sophie Chima, Jeanette C Reece, Kristi Milley, Shakira Milton, Jennifer G McIntosh, Jon D Emery

British Journal of General Practice | ROYAL COLL GENERAL PRACTITIONERS | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of cancer in primary care is complex and challenging. Electronic clinical decision support tools (eCDSTs) have been proposed as an approach to improve GP decision making, but no systematic review has examined their role in cancer diagnosis. AIM: To investigate whether eCDSTs improve diagnostic decision making for cancer in primary care and to determine which elements influence successful implementation. DESIGN AND SETTING: A systematic review of relevant studies conducted worldwide and published in English between 1 January 1998 and 31 December 2018. METHOD: Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines were followed. MEDLINE..

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Awarded by Cancer Research UK

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Cancer Australia PrimaryCare CancerCollaborative Clinical Trials Group (PC4). Jon D Emery is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellowship and is a member of the senior faculty of the multi-institutional CanTest Collaborative, which is funded by Cancer Research UK (C8640/A23385).