General practice registration networks in the Netherlands: A brief report

Huberta E. Hart, Johannes C. Van Der Wouden, Paul Höppener, Geert J. Van Schendel, J. André Knottnerus

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In the Netherlands, several general practice registrations exist. Groups of general practitioners register elements of patient care according to agreed-upon criteria, and these data are collected in a central database. By means of a questionnaire the authors interviewed the managers of all nine computerized registration networks extensively about the possibilities and limitations of their registration. In addition, respondents answered some questions with data from the central database of their network. Various items are collected by nearly all the registration networks, while other items are collected by only one network. Answering questions with data from the central database turned out to be difficult. Organization and manpower are the main obstacles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-175
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes

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