Using computerized clinical decision support for latent tuberculosis infection screening

Andy W. Steele, Sheri Eisert, Art Davidson, Taylor Sandison, Pat Lyons, Nedra Garrett, Patricia Gabow, Eduardo Ortiz

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Abstract

Background: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published guidelines recommending screening high-risk groups for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). The goal of this study was to determine the impact of computerized clinical decision support and guided web-based documentation on screening rates for LTBI. Design: Nonrandomized, prospective, intervention study. Setting and participants: Participants were 8463 patients seen at two primary care, outpatient, public community health center clinics in late 2002 and early 2003. Intervention: The CDC's LTBI guidelines were encoded into a computerized clinical decision support system that provided an alert recommending further assessment of LTBI risk if certain guideline criteria were met (birth in a high-risk TB country and aged

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-284
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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