Appointment Systems — an Information Resource for General Practice

  • T. J. Howkins
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 45)


The majority of British General Practitioners organize their patient contacts through appointment systems. This paper examines the central position of appointments systems in a practice’s information system and examines the information resource which such system control. It is suggested here that the information resource can be classified as practice-centred, clinician-centred or patient-centered and that in each of these domains, the appointment system can be a powerful tool for providing information.


Information Resource Appointment System Appointment Time Appointment Capacity Royal Australian College 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. J. Howkins
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical Informatics Group, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK

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