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Electronic patient records in primary care

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 11 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:622

Study has serious flaw

  1. N T Shaw, research scientist (
  1. Centre for Healthcare Innovation and Improvement, E414A—4480 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6H 3V4

    EDITOR—There is a serious flaw in the design of the study by Hippisley-Cox et al on electronic patient records in primary care.1 The authors say that they intended to differentiate between manual (all records kept on paper) and combination (part electronic and part paper record keeping) but actually differentiated between paperless (electronic) …

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