Health Query Language can be used for collecting data from general practices

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7036.978c (Published 13 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:978
  1. Kevin Allan,
  2. Paul Murphy
  1. Health information manager MEDICS facilitator Directorate of Public Health, Northumberland Health, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 2PD

    EDITOR,—D C Newrick and colleagues make several important points about the need for standardisation in the collection of health data from general practice.1 These points are relevant to our experience in operating the morbidity and epidemiology data interchange and comparison (MEDICS) scheme, which collects health data from 33 general practices in Northumberland.2 3 The …

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