Diagnosing Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Diagnosing Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis - Adolescent...

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Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis DSS A Guide for Residents Tanaz Dutia Debby Keller Emily Zajano Healthcare Information Systems Project 2 May 3, 2000
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What Is the Problem? What is the problem: Why is it a problem: Escalating hc costs, time costs, lack of integration between sites, surgical implications Whose problem is it? Surgeons, patients, policymakers What is the value of a DSS? Easier access to information Sort relevant information Increased ability to process information
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A DSS for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis Attacked single piece of problem; Which treatment option should be used for patient’s curve angle Tool for residents/teaching Actual component DSS: rules for curvature and treatment options for the data input by surgeon Makes the decisions: given this right thoracic curve angle, which treatment should be used?
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