Data collection should be integrated with patient care

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6980.666 (Published 11 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:666
  1. Michael Joffe,
  2. Jean Chapple,
  3. R W Beard
  1. Senior lecturer Academic Department of Public Health, St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London W2 1PG
  2. Honorary senir lecturer Professor Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St Mary's Hospital Medical School

    EDITOR,—The editorial on making routine data adequate to support clinical audit mentions the high quality of data from the St Mary's maternity information system,1 citing two recent papers on its validity.2 3 The editorial's authors, however, have missed the point about why this particular system has proved so successful. The basis of …

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