NHS Executive stands by Read codes

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 28 March 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:955
  1. John Warden
  1. London

    The NHS Executive has admitted that it was remiss in how it purchased the Read computer codes in 1990, but it now believes that it is essential to retain the system so as to run the NHS effectively. The clinical codes, still being developed, enable hospitals and general practices to be linked on a computer network.

    Mr Alan Langlands, chief executive of …

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