Clinician satisfaction with computer decision support in the intensive care unit

Elizabeth A. Mann, David A. Allen, Maria L. Serio-Melvin, Steven E. Wolf, Jose Salinas

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The purpose of this study was to determine baseline user satisfaction for 2 computer decision support systems (DSSs) with demonstrated improvement in patient outcome used in a burn intensive care unit. We conducted a survey of staff members of a 16-bed burn intensive care unit (n = 82) using a written, anonymous questionnaire to determine satisfaction for 2 DSSs: a commercial glycemic management system and software program to guide initial burn fluid resuscitation. Staff members are not yet convinced of a positive correlation between DSS technology and patient outcomes. We suggest user satisfaction may be generally improved for DSS with concentration in the areas of interface, information, and communication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-36
Number of pages6
JournalDimensions of Critical Care Nursing
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Clinician satisfaction
  • Computer decision support systems
  • Intensive care unit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency
  • Critical Care


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