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

Abstract

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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