General practitioners' attitudes to computer‐generated surgical discharge letters Academic Article uri icon

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  • OBJECTIVE: To assess general practitioners' attitudes to a computed-generated general surgical discharge letter. To identify the six most important items of information in an ideal discharge letter. DESIGN: One hundred and thirty general practitioners who had received at least six computer-generated surgical discharge letters in one year were circulated with a questionnaire. RESULTS: Most general practitioners approved of the computer-generated discharge letter which included all six of the most important items of information they requested. Eighty-four per cent wished to see a similar computer-generated discharge system extended into other areas of hospital practice.


  • Castleden, William M
  • Stacey, Michael
  • Norman, Paul E
  • Brooks, Jennifer G
  • Spence, Robert D
  • Bolton, Brian R
  • Van Merwyck, Anthony J
  • Faulkner, Kingsley W
  • Minchin, David E
  • Lawrence‐Brown, Michael MD

publication date

  • September 1992