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Opting in or out of electronic patient records: Debate has missed the boat

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 27 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:262
  1. Thomas F Pezier (, foundation year 1 doctor
  1. Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough Common, Orpington, Kent BR6 8ND Bromley

    EDITOR—Clearly patient confidentiality is a concern, but should it outweigh the benefits of a fully computerised patient record?1 Time waiting for old notes, trying to contact general practitioners, and inaccurate medical histories or prescription lists would quickly become a …

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