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The many faces of the computer: An analysis of clinical software in the primary care consultation

Pearce , Christopher; Arnold, Michael; Phillips, Christine; Trumble, Stephen; Dwan, Kathryn


Background: Almost all general practitioners in Australia now use a computer for some part of the consultation, and mostly use one of eight clinical software applications. There has been little research into the impact of clinical software on the clinical consultation. Clinical software broadly functions in two ways: it replaces the paper record of the patient's history of health and clinical contacts within the general practice, and it communicates directly to the doctor in various ways about...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Medical Informatics
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2012.01.004


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