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Computerised guidelines in primary health care: reflections and implications.

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  • Sowerby Unit for Primary Care Informatics, Medical School, University of Newcastle, Newcastle-on-Tyne, UK.

Abstract

This chapter introduces the role of clinical guidelines in improving the quality of care in Primary Health Care. It goes on to describe the literature with respect to the development, dissemination and implementation of clinical guidelines while attempting to highlight factors liable to impede their use. It concludes with a discussion of the role of informatics in ensuring the difficulties described are avoided.

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10163721
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