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General Practice Research Database provides detailed anonymised data

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7059.757 (Published 21 September 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:757
  1. M J Lockwood, General practitioner
  1. Adelaide Medical Centre, Andover SP10 1HA

    EDITOR,—Congratulations are due to Nicky Pearson and colleagues on their creation of a database of local morbidity data by aggregating the computerised medical records of general practitioners in Somerset.1 I wish to point out, however, that a large database already exists—namely, the General Practice Research Database, which is owned by the Department of Health; the Office of National Statistics (formerly the Office …

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