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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1979 February; 29(199): 85, 88-89.
PMCID: PMC2159121

An evaluation of the A4 folder system in general practice


All 63 general practices known to have introduced the A4 folder system were asked to complete questionnaires comparing A4 records with the traditional medical records envelope system. Of the 77 per cent who replied, an overwhelming majority favoured the A4 system and felt that it helped them to obtain higher standards of care for patients.

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