Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations

Type 2 diabetes decision support tool available

Date:
June 15, 2011
Source:
Keele University
Summary:
A new computerized prescribing decision support tool – designed to assist in the guidance for the management of type 2 diabetes in adults in primary care – is now available to UK healthcare professionals.

A new computerised prescribing decision support tool -- designed to assist in the implementation of NICE guidance1,2 for the management of type 2 diabetes in adults in primary care -- is now available free to UK healthcare professionals.

Developed at the Department of Medicines Management, Keele University, the user-friendly software delivers individualised prescribing recommendations by cross-referencing patient profiles with multiple treatment algorithms that are built upon NICE guidance. In practice, the practitioner is prompted with a series of multiple choice and closed questions enabling the tool to create an individual patient profile. The application interrogates the treatment algorithms, and generates an appropriate patient-tailored treatment recommendation. The tool also provides the rationale behind each recommendation, supporting references and related NICE guidance, important management considerations, common treatment side-effects, drug costs and associated recommendations on the management of blood pressure and lipids.

Professor Stephen Chapman, Professor of Prescribing Studies at Keele University said: "With both recent NICE guidance and the growing number of anti-diabetes agents at our disposal we anticipate that this intuitive tool will easily guide the prescriber through what may otherwise be an ever more complex evidence base."

The tool is also designed to support the consultation process through the use of a novel diabetes 'dashboard' visual aid, the incorporation of the UKPDS risk engine and a personalised patient printout summarising the consultation.

Once installed, the tool is kept up-to-date via automatic online updates.

The Type 2 Diabetes Management Decision Support Tool was developed by Medicines Management, Keele University with the support of a financial grant provided by Takeda UK Ltd. Takeda's only involvement has been financial. Takeda reviewed the tool for technical accuracy but had no editorial control. The development and content of the tool is the sole responsibility of Medicines management, Keele University.


Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by Keele University. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


Cite This Page:

Keele University. "Type 2 diabetes decision support tool available." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 15 June 2011. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/06/110615120121.htm>.
Keele University. (2011, June 15). Type 2 diabetes decision support tool available. ScienceDaily. Retrieved September 2, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/06/110615120121.htm
Keele University. "Type 2 diabetes decision support tool available." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/06/110615120121.htm (accessed September 2, 2014).

Share This




More Health & Medicine News

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations


Featured Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

Get on Your Bike! London Cycling Popularity Soars Despite Danger

Get on Your Bike! London Cycling Popularity Soars Despite Danger

AFP (Sep. 1, 2014) Wedged between buses, lorries and cars, cycling in London isn't for the faint hearted. Nevertheless the number of people choosing to bike in the British capital has doubled over the past 15 years. Duration: 02:27 Video provided by AFP
Powered by NewsLook.com
Can You Train Your Brain To Eat Healthy?

Can You Train Your Brain To Eat Healthy?

Newsy (Sep. 1, 2014) New research says if you condition yourself to eat healthy foods, eventually you'll crave them instead of junk food. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
We've Got Mites Living In Our Faces And So Do You

We've Got Mites Living In Our Faces And So Do You

Newsy (Aug. 30, 2014) A new study suggests 100 percent of adult humans (those over 18 years of age) have Demodex mites living in their faces. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
Liberia Continues Fight Against Ebola

Liberia Continues Fight Against Ebola

AFP (Aug. 30, 2014) Authorities in Liberia try to stem the spread of the Ebola epidemic by raising awareness and setting up sanitation units for people to wash their hands. Duration: 00:41 Video provided by AFP
Powered by NewsLook.com

Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:

Breaking News:
from the past week

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile: iPhone Android Web
Follow: Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe: RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins