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GPC chair says shared patient records are increasing workloads


Dear Ivan, Can you actually produce solid impartial evidence for your statements? As far as I know there is actually very little thoroughly researched evidence that simply opening up each others databases (for that is what you euphemistically describe as "sharing") does actually improve outcomes. There is certainly NO evidence it reduces costs or resource burdens. Why, because if i were to "share" my records with my local hospital they will get 20+ years of 100% read coded free text poor data to pour their way through. Whereas they could alternatively receive a well crafted referral letter that contained all the data they needed. There is a concept of data overload and access to data does not equate to knowledge. Opinion is fine but express it as such. Regards Paul C

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01 Oct 2019

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