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Letters Sharing summary care records

Same risks whichever way

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 10 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4304
  1. John R Nicholas, general practitioner1
  1. 1Queens Park Medical Centre, Stockton on Tees TS18 4DT
  1. john.nicholas{at}

    Push and pull approaches to sharing patient records both pose risks to patient confidentiality.1 The push approach “pushes” data into a “physical” centralised database where they are available when needed. The pull approach “pulls” data directly from local systems, which collectively form a “virtual” centralised database, but …

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