Improving the implementation of community-acquired pneumonia guidelines
Authors: Wright, A. A.; Maydom, B. W.
Source: Internal Medicine Journal, Volume 34, Number 8, August 2004 , pp. 507-509(3)
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)
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: West Gippsland Hospital, Warragul, Victoria, Australia
Publication date: August 1, 2004