The primary purpose of MEDAS (Medical Emergency Decisions and Assistance System) is to improve the effectiveness and quality of medical care of the critically ill or injured patient. Life-threatening problems are identified on a priority basis so that the clinician is objectively guided in stepwise manner to diagnosis and treatment. When an immediate threat to life is identified, the physician is provided with information to life saving care. Disorder identification and therapeutic interventions are based on the consensus of qualified clinician-teachers and on data referenced in the current medical literature. Therapeutic directives and alternatives are keyed to the disorders and the clinician is alerted to the advantages, disadvantages and precautions of therapy. A permanent patient record is created so that record keeping becomes a by-product and, indeed a reward for the dialogue between physician and the system.
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - 1976|
|Event||Comput in Cardiol, Conf - St Louis, MO, USA|
Duration: 7 Oct 1976 → 9 Oct 1976
|Conference||Comput in Cardiol, Conf|
|City||St Louis, MO, USA|
|Period||7/10/76 → 9/10/76|