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Title Neonatal Data Base and Automated Discharge Summary Using a Personal Computer and Proprietary Software
Author(s) Neil N. Finer, MD and Andrew J. Fraser
Source Pediatrics, Vol. 76, No. 2, Pages 269-273
Publication Date August 1985
Abstract A computerized neonatal data base and a program to develop automated neonatal discharge summaries were developed using a personal computer and proprietary software. The system has been relatively inexpensive, simple to operate, and easy to expand. The current program can produce a discharge summary in less than five minutes, as well as provide detailed summary statistics regarding patients admitted to the intensive care facility. The personal computer and proprietary software are a cost-effective mechanism of improving efficiency in obtaining neonatal statistics and discharge summaries.


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