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To opt in or opt out of electronic patient records?: Isle of Wight and Scottish projects are not opt out schemes

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7559.146 (Published 13 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:146
  1. Paul R Cundy, joint chair (cunpr@globalnet.co.uk),
  2. Alan Hassey, joint chair
  1. Joint IT Committee of the General Practitioners Committee and the Royal College of General Practictioners, c/o GPC, BMA House, London WC1H 9JP
  2. Joint IT Committee of the General Practitioners Committee and the Royal College of General Practictioners, c/o GPC, BMA House, London WC1H 9JP

    EDITOR—Watson and Halamka debate whether patients should have to opt in or out of the national electronic care record.1 However, the Isle of Wight and Scottish electronic emergency care summary models cannot be truly compared with that proposed for the NHS summary care record because patients …

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