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Dutch and British doctors lead in information technology while Canada and the US slow to adopt it, study shows

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 26 February 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b827
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. 1New York

    Doctors in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom are leaders in using health information technology. Doctors in the United States and Canada lag behind, according to a study of seven nations by the Commonwealth Fund, a non-profit making organisation that works to advance health systems.

    The study covered doctors’ use of health information technology in Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States (Health Policy 2008 Nov 26, doi:10.1016/j.healthpol.2008.10.002).

    Nearly all doctors in the Netherlands (98%), and most in New Zealand (92%), …

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