Commentary: A lack of a comparator group makes it hard to be sure whether computerised medical record system implementation achieved a better or worse outcome

Simon de Lusignan, John Williams, William Hinton, Neil Munro




Diabetes Mellitus; Medical records systems, computerized; Health Information Systems; Medical Order Entry Systems

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