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Guidelines for GPs are being tested

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7028.446a (Published 17 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:446
  1. Ian Purves
  1. Director Sowerby Unit for Primary Care Informatics, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4AA

    EDITOR,—December saw the launch of the electronic version of the British National Formulary with its full text indications, side effects, etc.1 January saw the start of a unique national research and development programme of computerised prescribing guidelines which will be synergistic to the electronic BNF. PRODIGY (prescribing rationally with decision support in general practice study) is the first programme of its kind in the United Kingdom to test the concept of computerised prescribing guidelines in …

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