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A new approach to patient indexing.
  1. J C Edwards,
  2. K Thompson,
  3. D G Jameson
  1. Department of Rheumatology, Middlesex Hospital Medical School, London.


    A computer based rheumatology patient index is described. Patients are indexed according to essential clinical and laboratory data without reference to Procrustean diagnostic labels. The stored information can be searched for a wide range of practical and scientific purposes. The software was devised in the windows environment for the Apricot Xen for maximum speed and intelligibility.

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