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Clinical Decision Support Systems: Future or Present in ICU?

Clinical Decision Support Systems: Future or Present in ICU?

Clinical decision support systems (CDSS) are today, a reality. More complex, useful systems will be developed in the near future, forging CDSS an essential part of ICU monitoring. However, we need to understand the algorithms embedded in CDSS and to assess them correctly.

They will need to first prove their worthiness before becoming indispensable.

Healthcare professionals working in the ICU environment are exposed to a large amount of data, both because of the intrinsic complexity of the patients, as well as patients’ close monitoring.

There is also an exponential increase in medical knowledge, and thus an exponential difficulty in treating patients accordingly.

Even interventions clearly established in the medical literature as beneficial are not universally applied.

CriticalCare.news
January 25, 2020

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