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Management of the Headache Patient, 1985

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Type: Patient management, menu driven. Computer: IBM PC or XT with at least 128K memory and two disk drives running any version of PC-DOS. Unable to install program on Zenith 158 system running MS-DOS 2.1. Format: Three 5¼-inch, double-sided, double-density disks. Documentation: Loose-leaf notebook, 172 pages, no index. Publisher: Computer Enhanced Clinical Diagnosis., P.O. Box 338, Stayton, OR 97383. (800) 824-4111: . Price: $595.00

Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(4):593. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-104-4-593_1
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Computers should permit improved care for patients with complex problems. Management of the Headache Patient proposes to improve care for patients with difficult-to-manage headaches. The documentation suggests that with this program a physician can emulate special headache clinics. The "Headache Patient Questionnaire Booklet" serves as the program's foundation and must be purchased for every patient. The vocabulary requires a high-school level of reading comprehension, but the directions would demean a bright sixth grader. The documentation manual has the same discrepancy between content and style of presentation.

The program is user friendly to a fault. It is menu-driven with limited ability




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