In this issue – Making sense of taxonomies in health informatics

Simon de Lusignan

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Morrison Z, Fernando B, Kalra D, Cresswell K, Robertson A and Sheikh A. The collection and utilisation of patient ethnicity data in general practices and hospitals in the UK: a qualitative case study. Informatics in Primary Care 2014;21(3):118–31.

Bush RA, Vemulakonda VM, Corbett ST and Chiang GJ. Can we predict a national profile of non-attendance paediatric urology patients: a multi-institutional electronic health record study. Informatics in Primary Care 2014;21(3):132–38.

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