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Letters Sharing summary care records

Time for a rethink

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 21 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c3707
  1. Roz Foad, independent health informatician1
  1. 1Foads Consultancy Services, St Albans AL4 0UE
  1. roz{at}

    The summary care record was based on an unverified need. In their systematic review Greenhalgh and colleagues reveal the errors in this approach.1 The next review should be to research what could be saved by using what is already out there and working. It must be completely objective, rather than being used …

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