What can we salvage from care.data?BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3907 (Published 14 July 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i3907
- Fiona Godlee, editor in chief
- The BMJ
By now, if all had gone to plan, England would be reaping the early benefits of a national database of patients’ medical records spanning primary and secondary care. Patients would have the comfort of knowing that their records could soon be accessed wherever they were treated; the ability to monitor outcomes might already be suggesting better ways of doing things; and researchers might be starting to interrogate anonymised datasets to generate and test hypotheses.
But all did not go …