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Development and maintenance of guideline-based decision support for pharmacological treatment of hypertension
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Family Medicine.
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Computing Science.
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Computing Science.
2000 (English)In: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, ISSN 0169-2607, E-ISSN 1872-7565, Vol. 61, no 3, 209-219 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The objective was to build a computer-based decision support system (DSS), which could apply the formal rules embedded in guidelines regarding pharmacological treatment of hypertension. The aim was also to test VISUAL BASIC as a development tool for DSS's in health care. From the Swedish guidelines for treatment of hypertension, the most widely accepted and scientifically best proved treatment strategies were chosen and implemented as rules. A DSS that is capable of applying the evidence-based rules extracted from guidelines regarding drug treatment of hypertension, to any patient's medical profile, was constructed. The output consists of a recommendation regarding preferred generic drug class and also a written report, reflecting decision steps provided by the rule-base and inference engine. We also provide methods for formalising an implementable language of guidelines. A mainstream programming language like VISUAL BASIC can be an alternative when building complicated decision support systems. A logic formal notation can facilitate communication between the expert and the programmer. The program is a stand-alone product independent of computerized medical records and thereby easy to install and maintain.

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Elsevier, 2000. Vol. 61, no 3, 209-219 p.
Keyword [en]
expert systems, guideline, hypertension, pharmacological treatment, primary health care, rule-base
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Computer Science Information Systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-21969DOI: 10.1016/S0169-2607(99)00040-1ISI: 000085273700006ISBN: 0169-2607 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-21969DiVA: diva2:212229
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Available from: 2009-04-21 Created: 2009-04-21 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
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1. Bring hypertension guidelines into play: guideline-based decision support system for drug treatment of hypertension and epidemiological aspects of hypertension guidelines
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2003 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
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Umeå: Umeå Universitet, 2003. 88 p.
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Umeå University medical dissertations, ISSN 0346-6612 ; 837
Keyword
Arterial hypertension, cardiovascular risk, clinical decision support system, drug treatment, guidelines
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Family Medicine
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urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-94105 (URN)91-7305-440-2 (ISBN)
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2003-05-09, Norrlands Universitetssjukhus, Byggnad 1D, 9 tr., hörsal B, Umeå universitet, Umeå, 09:00
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Diss. (sammanfattning) Umeå : Umeå universitet, 2003

Available from: 2014-11-20 Created: 2014-10-03 Last updated: 2015-04-10Bibliographically approved

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