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UK academics gain free access to database of patients

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 20 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:924
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    The Medical Research Council is hoping to boost research in the United Kingdom by paying for a five year licence that will allow academic groups free access to the general practice research database.

    The database, which holds primary care records on more than nine million patients in the UK and which has been running since 1987, has provided researchers from all over the world with epidemiological data …

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