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Letters Sharing summary care records

Results from Scottish emergency care summary

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 10 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4305
  1. Libby M M Morris, general practitioner1,
  2. Jonathan Cameron, programme manager2,
  3. Colin Brown, general practitioner3,
  4. Jeremy C Wyatt, professor of ehealth innovation and director4
  1. 1Edinburgh EH10 4RP
  2. 2National Services Scotland, Edinburgh EH12 9EB
  3. 3Glenburn Health Centre, Paisley PA2 8DX
  4. 4Institute for Digital Healthcare, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL
  1. libby.morris{at}

    Disappointingly, Greenhalgh and colleagues did not compare England’s summary care record with Scotland’s emergency care summary.1 Established in 2006, the emergency care summary store currently automatically receives twice daily all prescribing and adverse reaction updates from all Scottish practices. Over 200 000 records are accessed every month by clinicians working in NHS24, accident and emergency departments, and …

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