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Decision Support Paradigms for Prescribing in General Practice - Lessons from the PRODIGY Trials

Lookup NU author(s): Robert Sugden, Professor Ian Purves



This paper describes two different paradigms used by the PRODIGY project to develop clinical prescribing decision support systems. The first system has been specified by the Sowerby Unit, instantiated by the 5 largest UK GP system suppliers and evaluated by 150 general practices. The second system has been specified to incorporate lessons learned from the first set of field trials, and will be ready for trials in the second quarter of 1997. the paper describes the two different paradigms used for decision support and the process of evaluating the systems via user trials.

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Author(s): Sugden RC, Purves IN

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Department of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 1997

Pages: 14

Print publication date: 01/07/1997

Source Publication Date: July 1997

Report Number: 588

Institution: Department of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne