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e-Prescribing, efficiency, quality: lessons from the computerization of UK family practice.

Schade, CP, Sullivan, FM, de Lusignan, S and Madeley, J (2006) e-Prescribing, efficiency, quality: lessons from the computerization of UK family practice. J Am Med Inform Assoc, 13 (5). 470 - 475. ISSN 1067-5027

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Nearly all general practice physicians (GPs) in the United Kingdom (UK) have electronic health record (EHR) systems in their practices compared with perhaps 15% of primary care physicians in the United States (U.S.). Based on interviews of 13 general GPs and review of current literature, the authors argue that the historical experience of widespread electronic health record uptake in the UK provides insight into features that might motivate broad adoption in the United States. These features include electronic prescribing, improved quality and consistency of care, practice efficiencies that have both timesaving and revenue generating effects, and potential shielding from malpractice claims.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article has been accepted for publication in Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. The definitive copyedited, typeset version Schade et al. (2006), Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 13(5) 470-475 is available online at:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diffusion of Innovation, Drug Prescriptions, Efficiency, Organizational, Family Practice, Great Britain, Humans, Interviews as Topic, Medical Order Entry Systems, Medical Records Systems, Computerized, Practice Management, Medical, Quality of Health Care, United States
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Economics and Law > Health Care Management and Policy
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2012 22:52
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 19:08

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