Revitalizing the General Practice Research Database: plans, challenges, and opportunities.

@article{Wood2001RevitalizingTG,
  title={Revitalizing the General Practice Research Database: plans, challenges, and opportunities.},
  author={Louise Wood and Richard Coulson},
  journal={Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety},
  year={2001},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={379-83}
}
The General Practice Research Database (GPRD) is the world's largest computerized database of anonymized longitudinal patient records from general practice and is a unique public health research tool. Several issues have threatened the viability of the database in recent years; in April 1999 responsibility for its management and financial control was transferred to the UK Medicines Control Agency (MCA). This presentation outlines the MCA's plans and future vision for the GPRD. 

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