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Mental health information systems: problems and opportunities

  • Paul Lelliott

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Medical and nursing staff in acute specialities spend up to 25% of their working lives collecting, analysing, using and communicating information (Audit Commission, 1995). It is likely that staff delivering mental health care, which often involves services and staff based in a number of locations and inter-agency collaboration, spend just as much of their time on these activities.

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