A randomized controlled trial to evaluate an electronic scoring tool in the ICU

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2008;136:279-84.


Few RCTs on the effect of computer applications in intensive care have been published. This study presents an RCT measuring time savings and score values after introduction of a computer based scoring tool in an intensive care unit. A tablet PC with a standalone scoring application for TISS, SAPS2 and Apache 2 was supplied. We measured considerable time savings and higher score values when the computer application is used.

Publication types

  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Attitude to Computers
  • Critical Care / classification*
  • Database Management Systems*
  • Efficiency
  • Germany
  • Hospital Information Systems
  • Humans
  • Intensive Care Units*
  • Medical Informatics Applications
  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized*
  • Microcomputers
  • Software