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Sixty seconds on . . . digital clinical safety

BMJ 2021; 374 doi: (Published 11 August 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;374:n1999
  1. Clara Munro
  1. The BMJ

Uh-oh, sounds like a three letter acronym

Digital clinical safety (DCS—yes, another TLA) refers to the systems set up to prevent patients and staff from being harmed as a result of digital technologies used in healthcare.

Sounds futuristic. Why now?

Nearly all UK adults (97%) who have received NHS care for any health condition since the covid pandemic started have used technology to interact …

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