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Aust Health Rev. 1999;22(3):56-64.

A review of the role of information technology in discharge communications in Australia.

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  • 1Centre for Integration Studies, University of New South Wales.

Abstract

Information technology is believed to be useful for the communication of discharge information between hospitals and community-based health practitioners. At least 20 projects were conducted in Australia between 1993 and 1997 to explore this idea. The value of these projects was at least $618,000. Despite this level of activity there is no good evidence, either from these projects or the international literature, to suggest that information technology can improve the quality of discharge communications.

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