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For every complex problem there’s always a simple answer….

2 April, 2013 (20:53) | Computers are Magic, Datasets, Logical Priority Standardised Q&A, Patient-Centered Care, perinatal data, primary data, secondary data | By: rupertfawdry

….which is always wrong!! Karl Le Roux’s recent article reinforces what I have always said: that data collection must never be prioritised above improving individual patient care. Clinical computer systems which put individual care first will always be complex, not just because different disciplines have different needs, but much more because branching questions are essential. As an […]

NMSDS compared with EEPD “Logical Priority”

15 February, 2011 (00:36) | Datasets, Initiatives, Logical Priority Standardised Q&A, National Programmes, workload | By: Helga Perry

This is a side by side comparison between the latest “National Maternity Services Dataset” January 2011 and Rupert Fawdry’s “Logical Priority” set of flow-patterned, logically and chronologically arranged set of Questions and all Allowable Answers (the minimum dataset for any functioning maternity and neonatal computer systems). The comparison is made available here for discussion and […]

Giving “logical priority” to individual care

3 September, 2010 (21:09) | Datasets, EPR, Logical Priority Standardised Q&A, Patient-Centered Care, R.I.O.s, S.IN.B.A.Ds, Standardisation | By: rupertfawdry

This draft is an attempt to provide a standardised, chronologically-based, flow-patterned set of data definitions both for the wording of the question and for the allowable answer options. It forms the first of the two most crucial parts of the EEPD website.

The second crucial concept concerns the need to accept a hybrid system of paper records and electronic records with full documentation of what should happen at each maternity or neonatal RIO (Realistic Input/Output Opportunity). The “Logical Prioritisation” chronologically-based, flow-patterned set of draft question and answer definitions not only helps to prioritise the massive amount of work involved; but also provides a clear “spine” into which it becomes easier to fit all future proposed all additional data items.
The draft chronologically arranged, flow-patterned ”Logical Priority” set of questions and all allowable answers, is therefore the most important part of the EEPD website project.

What should clinicians do when faced with conflicting recommendations?

21 August, 2010 (20:06) | Guidance/Guidelines | By: Helga Perry

What should clinicians do when faced with conflicting recommendations? — Oxman et al. 337: a2530 — BMJ. Accordng to this excellent BMJ editorial by Oxman et al from 2008, the answer is “Find guidelines that are systematic and transparent, and make informed judgments”