A Data Management System in Assistance to Hypertension Treatment in Primary Health Care

  • A. Hasman
  • R. F. Westerman
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 30)


Computer systems have been developed recently for the use by family physicians. These systems usually support the physician in tasks like patient registration and financial administration. In the Netherlands only recently systems became available, that cannot only be used for financial applications but also for entering patient medical data. A task force of two organisations of Dutch general practitioners has defined the minimum requirements these systems have to fulfill. For example it is stated, that the data in the medical history part of the system may be entered as free text. The use of coding systems should also be possible, but which classification system should be used is undecided yet. A problem oriented approach is advocated, however.


Data Entry Query Language Database Management System Warning Message Internal View 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Hasman
    • 1
  • R. F. Westerman
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Medical Informatics and StatisticsState University Limburgthe Netherlands
  2. 2.Dept. of MedicineFree UniversityAmsterdamthe Netherlands

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