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Journal of Medical Systems

, Volume 11, Issue 5, pp 381–388 | Cite as

A computerized kidney donorship register

  • F. W. Dewhurst
Articles

Abstract

In the UK a university department in conjunction with UK charities and hospitals has formed the basis of a computerized opting in kidney donorship register. The system operates on a VAX 8250, with local hospitals using terminal-emulating micros and PCs. The justification for such a system and its design and implementation are described.

Keywords

Local Hospital Kidney Donorship Donorship Register 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. W. Dewhurst
    • 1
  1. 1.From the Department of Management SciencesUniversity of Manchester Institute of Science and TechnologyManchesterUK

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