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Getting urgent information to doctors

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 01 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1418
  1. Mary E Black
  1. Visiting lecturer Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA

    EDITOR,—Using electronic mail and the Internet to ensure rapid and systematic communication of urgent material from the Department of Health to general practitioners, as Rank Sullivan reports,1 seems an obvious and long overdue move. An efficient “electronic cascade” could link many parts and functions of the health service, including departments of public health, hospitals, and colleagues in other countries. It could even make sound business …

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