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Computer prescribing scheme gets green light

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7052.250a (Published 03 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:250

First results of trials of the computerised prescribing system Prodigy are encouraging, and trials will continue, according to health minister Gerald Malone. Almost eight out of 10 general practices taking part in the trials, however, thought that the guidelines and software needed to be improved.

Trials of the Prodigy system are taking place in 137 general practices in England, and the system involves five computing companies. The scheme is backed …

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