Doctors should have ready access to sites about rare diseases on world wide web

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7152.211b (Published 18 July 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:211
  1. Martin Briggs, Senior registrar.,
  2. Jennifer Bennet, Consultant
  1. Department of Public Health Medicine, East Sussex, Brighton and Hove Health Authority, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2PB

    EDITOR—In his commentary on the white paper Wyatt criticises the proposed NHS clinical information services for failing to provide for electronic access by all doctors to the knowledge they need to do their work, including up to date evidence based textbooks, directories, and full text journal articles.1 This is a missed opportunity for helping doctors assessing and meeting the health needs of the myriad groups of patients with rare or uncommon diseases, for whom problems in …

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