Letter

Computerised evidence based guidelines in primary care: Computerised decision support and reflection in action

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7398.1087-b (Published 15 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1087
  1. Toby Lipman (toby@tobylipm.demon.co.uk), general practitioner
  1. Westerhope Medical Group, Newcastle upon Tyne NE5 2LH

    EDITOR—Eccles et al have shown not only the lack of effectiveness of a computerised decision support system based on evidence based guidelines but also some of the reasons why general practitioners found it unusable in everyday clinical practice.1 2

    General practitioners value information on demand but need to be able to recognise the need for information and to possess the skills to obtain …

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