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decision support system Syllabification: de·ci·sion sup·port sys·tem
(abbreviation: DSS)

Definition of decision support system in English:


A set of related computer programs and the data required to assist with analysis and decision-making within an organization.
Example sentences
  • Relatively few people had read the guideline content within the computerised decision support system.
  • We undertook a pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial of a computerised decision support system to implement clinical guidelines for the management of asthma and angina in adults in primary care.
  • The evaluation of information technology is complex and multifaceted, but a computerised decision support system can be evaluated as a health technology.

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