What can be done to increase the use of diagnostic decision support systems?

Academic Article


  • This essay explores the reasons why diagnostic decision support systems are underutilized despite growing concern about diagnostic errors. Factors related to the motivation to use the systems, clinician cognition, system design and implementation, as well as the absence of feedback in routine clinical care are discussed. Suggestions for design and implementation strategies for diagnostic decision support systems that can increase appropriate utilization are discussed.
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  • diagnostic decision support systems, diagnostic errors, feedback
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  • Berner ES
  • Start Page

  • 119
  • End Page

  • 123
  • Volume

  • 1
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  • 1