Collection: Clinical decision support for patients with comorbidities
Dr Kieran Walsh has created a collection of papers exploring how clinical decision support needs to support patients with comorbidities.
"This collection of papers imagines a future world where clinical decision support will support the provision of holistic care. The papers touch on many of the issues already mentioned as well as a variety of other hot topics in this field.
These include the impact of comorbidities on the cost of healthcare, the importance of chronic non-communicable diseases (such as diabetes), and patient perspectives on the need for holistic care. The papers also outline how certain comorbidities – such as mental health conditions – are commonly overlooked and the effect this can have on clinical and financial health outcomes (such as length of stay). Inevitably it also looks at the impact of COVID-19 on the health service and the fact that it is patients with comorbidities who are most severely affected by this disease."