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How a real time clinical data retrieval system might be applied to a tobacco cessation program
  1. James N Weinstein
  1. Center for Evaluative Studies, Dartmouth Medical School, 7251 Strasenburgh Hall, Hanover, NH 03755,

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    We all live in a community or society, and in health care we work within a macro-organisation in that society, in this case the hospital. The microsystem is a unit that functions within the macro-organisation to affect patients on the individual and population level. Patients are at the centre of this society and function inside and outside of the health care microsystem in order to sustain themselves.

    The use of real time data collection and transfer in the microsystem of the clinical environment can be a very effective tool within the health care system. …

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