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Improving the implementation of community-acquired pneumonia guidelines

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Abstract

Best practice guidelines define the essential elements of care. They can improve the treatment of patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Although guidelines advocating these elements are readily avail­able, the care received by patients with CAP remains heterogeneous. In the present report, the use of a ­computer-based assistant to decision-making was ­successfully developed and tested, improving the application of well-known guidelines. (Intern Med J 2004; 34: 507−509)
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Keywords: assistant; community-acquired; computer; decision-making; pneumonia; ­guidelines

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: West Gippsland Hospital, Warragul, Victoria, Australia

Publication date: 2004-08-01

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