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Table 1 Examples of the EBMeDS reminders listed according to ICD-10 coding system

From: Patient-specific computer-based decision support in primary healthcare—a randomized trial

Decision support ID Decision support title Reminder number Reminder (short version)
Cardiovascular diseases (IX, Diseases of the circulatory system)
scr00457 Anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation 1 Atrial fibrillation—start warfarin?
   2 Atrial fibrillation—consider warfarin?
scr00578 Follow-up of patients with hypertension 1 Hypertension—time to check blood pressure?
   2 Elevated blood pressure in last measurement—time to check blood pressure?
Ear diseases (VIII, Diseases of the ear and mastoid process)
scr00424 Avoiding decongestants and antihistamines in otitis media in children 1 Otitis media—avoid decongestants and antihistamines
Endocrine and metabolic diseases (IV, Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases)
scr00665 An abnormal potassium result 1 Serum potassium is dangerously out of range (@1)!
   2 Serum potassium is out of range (@1)
   3 Serum potassium is slightly out of range (@1)
Genitourinary diseases (XIV Diseases of the genitourinary system)
scr00107 GFR below 55 ml/min 1 Decreased GFR—no diagnosis of renal failure
   2 Decreased GFR and no recent creatinine test—order new creatinine test?
Haematological diseases (III, Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism)
scr00664 Low haemoglobin concentration in adults and adolescents 1 Decreased haemoglobin concentration—start investigations?
Musculoskeletal diseases (XIII, Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue)
scr00012 Prevention of osteoporosis in long-term use of glucocorticoids 1 Long-term glucocorticoids—add calcium and vitamin D?
   2 Long-term glucocorticoids—add a bisphosphonate?
Neoplastic diseases (II, Neoplasms)
scr00094 Follow-up of high PSA concentration 1 High PSA—time to repeat the test?
   2 High PSA—time to repeat the test? Note 5-alpha reductase medication
Nervous system diseases (VI, Diseases of the nervous system)
scr00425 SSRIs not indicated for headaches 1 Headache—SSRIs are not recommended
Respiratory diseases (X, Diseases of the respiratory system)
scr00494 Inhaled corticosteroids instead of oral steroids for chronic asthma 1 Asthma treated with oral steroids—start inhaled steroids?
   2 Asthma treated with courses of oral steroids—start inhaled steroids?
  1. (The decision support rule ID is included to assist interested readers to obtain more information at http://www.ebmeds.org).