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I have questions about the methods of this important and welcome review. Could the authors provide an example for each of 1) "Advice automatically in workflow", 2) "Advice at time of care", 3) "Advice presented in electronic charting or order entry"? For example, an order set, such as trialed by Kohler1, is described by all three of these labels. Although this positive study was too recent to be included in this review, in which category do other studies of order sets belong?
Secondly, can the authors provide a list of excluded articles? For example, why was the positive study by Kucher2 et al not included?
1. Kohler et al. Use of a Computerized Order Set to Increase Prescription of Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementation in Patients Receiving Glucocorticoids. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 PMID: 23404201
2. Kucher et al. Electronic alerts to prevent venous thromboembolism among hospitalized patients. N Engl J Med. 2005 PMID: 15758007
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22 February 2013
Robert G Badgett
Kansas University School of Medicine 1010 N. Kansas. Wichita, KS 67214-3199