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General practitioners' attitudes to computer-generated surgical discharge letters. Members of the Department of General Surgery, Fremantle Hospital.
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PMID:  1447986     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To assess general practitioners' attitudes to a computed-generated general surgical discharge letter. To identify the six most important items of information in an ideal discharge letter. DESIGN: One hundred and thirty general practitioners who had received at least six computer-generated surgical discharge letters in one year were circulated with a questionnaire. RESULTS: Most general practitioners approved of the computer-generated discharge letter which included all six of the most important items of information they requested. Eighty-four per cent wished to see a similar computer-generated discharge system extended into other areas of hospital practice.
W M Castleden; M C Stacey; P E Norman; M M Lawrence-Brown; J G Brooks
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Australia     Volume:  157     ISSN:  0025-729X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Aust.     Publication Date:  1992 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-29     Completed Date:  1992-12-29     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400714     Medline TA:  Med J Aust     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  380-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
University Department of Surgery, Fremantle Hospital, WA.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel*
Correspondence as Topic*
Medical Records Systems, Computerized*
Patient Discharge*
Physicians, Family*

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