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Prodigy, a computer assisted prescribing scheme

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7071.1549b (Published 14 December 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1549

Interim data show that it is worth taking the scheme further

  1. Ian Purves
  1. Director Department of Primary Health Care, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH

    EDITOR,—I wish to address the criticisms of the computer assisted prescribing scheme Prodigy that Iain E Buchan and colleagues raise.1 Prodigy is an innovative project that seeks to involve practising general practitioners in evaluating and refining a product intended for use by general practitioners. The primary role of the Sowerby Unit for Primary Care Informatics at the University of Newcastle is to evaluate rigorously and objectively the results of the various phases of testing and to highlight their implication for improving the prototypes. I believe that the …

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