Table 9bEffect of information systems on summary adherence outcomes*

Type of Information SystemMedian improvement in proportion of provider adherence to recommended practiceMedian improvement in proportion of patient adherence
[inter-quartile range] [inter-quartile range]
N = number of comparisonsN = number of comparisons
All Information Systems 2.70.07
[-0.4, 5.0][-2.66, 2.8]
N = 720, 25, 26, 44, 58, 67, 69 N = 222, 69
Identification of eligible participants using information systems 4.0-2.66
[2.3, 5.0]
N = 326, 58, 69 N = 169
Reminders generated by existing clinical information system -1.3NA
[-2.0, -0.4]N = 0
N = 325, 58, 67
DSS NANA
N = 0N = 0
Audit data gathered from clinical information systems 1.7NA
[0.6, 2.7]N = 0
N = 244, 58
*

Some subcategories of information systems strategies are not included in this table.

When N = 2, square brackets show the actual results of each study rather than interpolated inter-quartile range.

From: 3, Results

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Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies (Vol. 3: Hypertension Care).
Technical Reviews, No. 9.3.
Walsh J, McDonald KM, Shojania KG, et al.

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