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Whitepaper: Data Quality in the Outpatient Setting: Impact on Clinical Decision Support Systems

by University of Alabama at BirminghamJan 01, 2008

Clinical Decision Support System (CDSS) performance may vary with the quality of the input data. This research paper assessed the impact of medical record completeness and accuracy on a CDSS that provides risk assessment for gastrointestinal bleeding and recommends therapy when prescribing NSAIDs. The research paper examined the documentation of six data elements in the medical record and the impact on the performance of the CDSS also reviewed 178 transcribed clinical encounters from standardized patients with predefined clinical histories. Results showed that the mean completeness score across all encounters was .34.