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Research Article

Combined computer generated discharge documents and surgical audit.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1986; 292 doi: (Published 22 March 1986) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1986;292:816
  1. D C Dunn,
  2. R F Dale


    A computerised audit system using a commercially available database program and a word processing program was devised to produce discharge documents close to the time of discharge. The data were available for audit of the surgical unit's work. It was found that secretarial time was more efficiently used and general practitioners received more information about their patients earlier than before.