A fully automated medication review?
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In a letter to the editor concerning the manuscript “Development of a computer system to support medication reviews in nursing homes” the authors state that the proposed computer system to support medication reviews is a good concept but not new .
Thank you for your reaction to our manuscript. We agree that the concept of a clinical decision support system (CDSS) is not new nor the idea to use these techniques to support medication reviews. Furthermore, the concept of Multiple Classification Ripple-Down Rules (MCRDR) methodology appears to use state of the art programming. However, we have different approach since our system is able to support the medication review fully automated.
All patients’ data used in our CDSS are retrieved and processed electronically. The data concerning medication, laboratory results and diagnosis are extracted from different systems and loaded into the CDSS. Bindoff et al. describe a part of their software element to be a standard database “front-end”...
KeywordsNursing Home Expert Panel Adverse Drug Event Medication Review Clinical Decision Support System