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Computer use must not affect doctor-patient relationship

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 02 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1369
  1. Andrew Thornett, clinical research fellow (
  1. Department of Psychiatry, University of Southampton, Royal South Hants Hospital, Southampton SO14 0YG

    EDITOR—Mitchell and Sullivan found no evidence that use of computers in consultations had negative effects on the patient outcomes evaluated, and they concluded that doctors and patients were generally positive about the use of computers.1

    Use of computers during general practice consultations improves the quality …

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