Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS


Medicine and specifically primary health care are having to respond to the changing patterns of population, disease and new treatments, to the demands of medical ethics and the law, and to economic pressures and social expectations. Technical developments have to be judged not only on their technical properties, but also on their professional/social acceptability and economic viability. The report provides a detailed analysis of current and predicted health status and health needs of the European population to which information and telecommunications technologies may contribute an improvement. Both primary and secondary health care are discussed through systems and services currently available, their information needs for clinical problems and benefits for both primary and secondary sectors from closer inter-relationships.

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Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1991) 147 pp.
Availability: Available from the AIM Programme Office, CEC-DG XIII, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
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