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One step forward in engaging clinicians in IT

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 02 February 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:305
  1. Mark E Lloyd, consultant rheumatologist (,
  2. Paul A Reilly, consultant rheumatologist
  1. Frimley Park Hospital, Frimley, Surrey GU16 7UJ
  2. Frimley Park Hospital, Frimley, Surrey GU16 7UJ

    EDITOR—We read with sympathy the experience of setting up and maintaining a database.1 As rheumatologists in a district general hospital, we went through a similar process, but with a more positive outcome.

    We initially explored standalone databases, which were costly, not guaranteed to link with our hospital systems, and requiring the expense of annual back up. One of us (MEL) sat on …

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