Data linkage is useful in setting up a register

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7042.1360b (Published 25 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1360
  1. Helen Howie,
  2. Ann F Bisset
  1. Registrar Senior registrar Department of Public Health Medicine, Grampian Health Board, Aberdeen AB9 1RE

    EDITOR,—We wish that the guidelines on preventing and treating infection in patients with an absent or dysfunctional spleen1 had included advice on ways of ensuring that all patients at risk are contacted and reminded about the need to carry a splenectomy card and other precautionary measures. …

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