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Development of a Minimum Data Set (MDS) for C-section Anesthesia Information Management System (AIMS)

(2017) Development of a Minimum Data Set (MDS) for C-section Anesthesia Information Management System (AIMS). Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. ISSN 22287523


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Background: Caesarean section, also known as C-section, is a very common procedure in the world. Minimum data set (MDS) is defined as a set of data elements holding information regarding a series of target entities to provide a basis for planning, management, and performance evaluation. MDS has found a great use in health care information systems. Also, it can be considered as a basis for medical information management and has shown a great potential for contributing to the provision of high quality care and disease control measures. Objectives: The principal aim of this research was to determine MDS and required capabilities for Anesthesia information management system (AIMS) in C-section in Iran. Methods: Data items collected from several selected AIMS were studied to establish an initial set of data. The population of this study composed of 115 anesthesiologists was asked to review the proposed data elements and score them in order of importance by using a five-point Likert scale. The items scored as important or highly important by at least 75 of the experts were included in the final list of minimum data set. Results: Overall 8 classes of data (consisted of 81 key data elements) were determined as final set. Also, the most important required capabilities were related to airway management and hypertension and hypotension management. Conclusions: In the development of information system (IS) based on MDS and identification, because of the broad involvement of users, IS capabilities must focus on the users� needs to form a successful system. Therefore, it is essential to assess MDS watchfully by considering the planned uses of data. Also, IS should have essential capabilities to meet the needs of its users. © 2017, Iranian Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ISRAPM).

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Anesthesia, Cesarean Section, Information System, Information Management, Data Set
Journal or Publication Title: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Journal Index: Pubmed, Scopus
Volume: 7
Number: 2
Publisher: Kowsar Medical Publishing Company
Identification Number: 10.5812/aapm.44132
ISSN: 22287523
Depositing User: دکتر محبوبه عبداللهی

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