The columbia registry of controlled clinical computer trials

Update item information
Publication Type pre-print
School or College School of Medicine
Department Biomedical Informatics
Creator Mitchell, Joyce A.
Other Author Balas, E. Andrew; Bopp, Kenneth; Brown, Gordon D.; Ewigman, Bernard T.
Title The columbia registry of controlled clinical computer trials
Date 1992-01-01
Description Numerous reports on randomized controlled clinical trials of comnputer-based interventions have been published. These trials provide useful evaluations of the impact of information technology on patient care. Unfortunately, several obstacles make access to the trial reports difficult. Barriers include the large variety of publications in which reports may appear, non-standard descriptors, and incomplete indexing. Some analyzers indicate inadequate testing of computer methods. The purpose of establishing a registry of randomized controlled clinical computer trials was to assist the identification of computer services with demonstrated ability to improve the process or outcome of patient care. A report collection, selection, information extraction, and registration method was developed and implemented. One hundred and six reports on computer trials have been collected. A large variety of computer-assisted interventions have been tested in the registered trials (40% reminder, 15% feedback, 14% dose planning, 14% patient education, 12% medical record). 76% of the registered reports were published in the United States and most of the remainder in various European countries. In reporting computer trial results, 77% of the authors did not use both tile "computer" and "trial" keywords in the title or abstract of their papers. We conclude that a major obstacle to adequate computer technology assessment is inadequate access to the published results.
Type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
First Page 220
Last Page 224
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Balas, E. A., Mitchell, J. A., Bopp, K., Brown, G. D., & Ewigman, B. T. (1992). The columbia registry of controlled clinical computer trials. Proc Annu Symp Comput Appl Med Care, 220-4.
Rights Management (c) 1992 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 973,189 bytes
Identifier uspace,17790
ARK ark:/87278/s6df78z7
Setname ir_uspace
Date Created 2012-09-20
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 708117
Reference URL
Back to Search Results