We compared the efficacy of a computer-generated prompt sheet placed on the front of patients'charts with a patient-carried prompt card to remind physicians to perform selected health maintenance items.
A randomized prospective single-blind study was performed in private practice offices in rural eastern North Carolina, with 28 family practitioners and nine general internists participating.
Twenty-two physicians were randomized to the computer prompt group and 22 to the card prompt group.
Four physicians in the computer group did not complete the study because of computer software problems, and three physicians did not complete the study because their limited staff was unable to enter patient data into the computer.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecine préventive, Médecin généraliste, Fiche, Ordinateur, Etude comparative, Prévention, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Preventive medicine, General practitioner, Card, Computer, Comparative study, Prevention, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0710564
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 09/06/1995.