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Emergency department information system diagnosis: how accurate is it?
  1. J S Mitchell,
  2. F Westerduin
  1. Emergency Department, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, UK
  1. Dr J S Mitchell, Emergency Department, Yorkhill Hospital, Glasgow G3 8SJ, UK; joannemitchell{at}nhs.net

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Emergency department information systems (EDIS) have been heralded as a “must” for the modern emergency department (ED),1 and it is claimed that use of these systems will enhance patient care.

Over the past decade, information systems have been rolled out to the ED; however, flaws have been recognised. An American study found 90% accuracy for discharge diagnosis data held …

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