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This is an abbreviation for Clinical Decision Support System

Clinical Decision Support System


A computer system or software application designed to support clinicians, other health professionals, carers or patients making decisions related to the health and treatment of a patient.


  1. Typically a clinical decision support system responds to triggers, such as specific symptoms, signs, diagnoses, laboratory results, medication choices, or complex combinations of these. The system then provides information or recommendations directly relevant to the specific patient.
  2. Clinical decision support (CDS) refers to services provided (or potentially provided) by clinical decision support systems.


  • CDSS

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