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BACKGROUND In spite of successful adoption of electronic patient records (EPR) by Norwegian GPs, what constitutes the actual benefits and effects of the use of EPRs in the perspective of the GPs and patients has not been fully characterized. We wanted to study primary care physicians' use of electronic patient record (EPR) systems in terms of use of(More)
OBJECTIVE To try out a collection of a standard set of data from computerised medical records. DESIGN Retrospective extraction of ordinary patient record information put into the computer by general practitioners. SETTING Encounters in office hours in strategically selected practices or health centres in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. (More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to investigate whether implementation of multidose drug dispensing (MDD) for elderly outpatients is associated with a change in the number of discrepancies in the medication record at the general practitioners (GPs) and at the community home-care services. METHODS A controlled follow-up study with paired design(More)
OBJECTIVE To study early experiences with multidose drug dispensing (MDD) among different groups of health personnel. DESIGN Qualitative study based on focus-group interviews. SETTING Primary health care, Trondheim, Norway. MAIN OUTCOME The importance of trust in the technology and in collaborating partners is actualized in the early implementation of(More)
BACKGROUND This study addresses GPs' attitudes towards multidose drug dispensing before and after implementation and their perceived experience of how multidose drug dispensing affects prescription and communication routines for patients in the home care services. This study contributes to a method triangulation with two other studies on the introduction of(More)
Oxysterols are important in numerous biological processes, including cell signaling. Here we present an automated filtration/filter backflush-solid phase extraction-liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (AFFL-SPE-LC-MS/MS) method for determining 24-hydroxysterol and the isomers 25-hydroxycholesterol and 22S-hydroxycholesterol that enables(More)
The Electronic Patient Record (EPR) is both a legal document and a tool for use by physicians and other health personnel during provision of health care. Its primary purpose is to provide and store information about the patient in clinical settings , but it's also a source of medical knowledge (e.g. epidemiology and quality of care). Due to the sensitive(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study is to explore the obstacles to collaborations between nurses in hospital and municipal care in the discharge of hospital patients who need continuing care. METHODS First, we conducted in-depth interviews of nurses in hospitals and nurses in municipal care. Second, we developed questionnaires and distributed them to a(More)