Point-of-Care Clinical Studies

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    Some news this week regarding a project piloting a relatively new development in the process of using electronic health records (EHRs) to build a learning health care system: point-of-care clinical trials.

    A bit more detail from Stanford:

     
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    The article provides a roadmap for carrying out a point-of-care clinical trial comparing two standard methods of treating hospitalized patients for diabetes: sliding-scale insulin and the weight-based regimen. In the sliding-scale regimen, short-acting insulin is given three to four times a day as directed by an algorithm that factors in blood sugar levels, planned activities and sugar consumption.
     

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