General practice records should be kept on CDs

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7057.628d (Published 07 September 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:628
  1. Jonathan Charlton
  1. General practitioner Elmcroft Surgery, 5 Elmcroft Crescent, North Harrow HA2 6HL

    EDITOR,—Ian N Purves fails to address some important points in his editorial on the paperless general practice.1

    Firstly, how many of the practices that are now paperless have transferred all of their patients' old records to computer?

    Secondly, how are records to be transferred from one practice to another when several different computer systems exist and the family health services authorities and health authorities must physically have the medical record envelope and its contents to effect a transfer?

    Thirdly, …

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