“Millennium bug” is threat to patients

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 29 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:555
  1. John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The threat of the “millennium bug” to computers in Britain's public services is greatest in the NHS, a House of Commons committee has reported. The NHS chief executive, Sir Alan Langlands, said that he could not guarantee that nobody would die as a direct result of the problems.

    The public accounts committee found that the NHS had got off to a late start in tackling the issue, particularly in identifying the potential problems with medical equipment, …

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