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The Computerisation of Israel's Psychiatric Case Register: Blessings and Dangers of Automated Information Systems

  • Michael Rahav (a1)
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Psychiatric case registers (PCRs) have been in operation since the beginning of this century. At the present time there are numerous PCRs operating in many countries around the world on a national or regional basis (e.g. Scandinavia, Ireland, Scotland, England, Spain, Italy, Yugoslavia, Israel, Japan, The Netherlands, USA).

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The Computerisation of Israel's Psychiatric Case Register: Blessings and Dangers of Automated Information Systems

  • Michael Rahav (a1)
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