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A Concept-Based Framework for Retrieving Evidence to Support Emergency Physician Decision Making at the Point of Care

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A Concept-Based Framework for Retrieving Evidence to Support Emergency Physician Decision Making at the Point of Care
The goal of evidence-based medicine is to uniformly apply evidence gained from scientific research to aspects of clinical practice. In order to achieve this goal, new applications that integrate increasingly disparate health care information resources are required. Access to and provision of evidence must be seamlessly integrated with existing clinical workflow and evidence should be made available where it is most often required - at the point of care. In this paper we address these requirements and outline a concept-based framework that captures the context of a current patient-physician encounter by combining disease and patientspecific information into a logical query mechanism for retrieving relevant evidence from the Cochrane Library. Returned documents are organized by automatically extracting concepts from the evidence-based query to create meaningful clusters of documents which are presented in a manner appropriate for point of care support. The framework is currently being...
Dympna O'Sullivan, Ken Farion, Stan Matwin, Wojtek
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where AIME
Authors Dympna O'Sullivan, Ken Farion, Stan Matwin, Wojtek Michalowski, Szymon Wilk
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