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Computer-assisted Follow-up Register for the North-East of Scotland

Br Med J 1970; 1 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5695.556 (Published 28 February 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;1:556
  1. Anthony J. Hedley,
  2. Anne M. Scott,
  3. R. Deans Weir,
  4. James Crooks

    Abstract

    An automated follow-up register for the detection of iatrogenic thyroid disease has been established as a joint venture between the general practitioners in the north-east of Scotland and the thyroid clinic of Aberdeen General Hospitals.

    The data-processing operations in the system are handled by an International Computers Limited 4/50 computer. Patients are followed up at predetermined intervals and the system has been designed to process, screen, and store clinical and biochemical follow-up data and report results to the patients, general practitioners, and the hospital records department.

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