Data collection barriers can be overcome by schemes such as MEDICS

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7287.674 (Published 17 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:674
  1. Sharon Lamont, research and development facilitator,
  2. Paul Murphy, primary care information manager,
  3. Stephen Singleton, director of public health
  1. Northumberland Health Authority, East Cottingwood, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 2PD

    EDITOR—McColl and Roland say that a validated method by which practices can obtain and use clinical information is needed in order to meet some of the demands on primary care.1 This is particularly relevant in the light of the national service framework for coronary heart disease, which requires that general practitioners identify their patients with ischaemic heart disease and create disease registers by April 2001, and of the requirements of clinical governance frameworks,personal medical services contracts, and local …

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