Computerised Management of Intensive Care Unit Data
Optimum management of the critically ill patient requires frequent monitoring of many variables and an ability to detect and act upon significant changes in patient condition at an early stage. This intensive monitoring leads to the rapid accumulation of vast amounts of data in which significant changes in patient condition may remain undetected (Osborne et al. 1968). This type of data collection is ideal for handling by computer, which allows clear presentation of informative and relevant aspects of the information. The improvement in data presentation should result in fewer management errors by the clinician (Jenkins et al. 1968), and in the early detection and correction of adverse trends (Kenny and Campbell 1982).
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