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John Williamson and the terrifying results of the Medical Practice Information Demonstration Project

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  • * Other books by Williamson include “Improving medical practice and health care. A bibliographic guide to information management in quality assurance and continuing education”, Cambridge, Mass: Ballinger, 1977, 1035 pp (containing 3500 abstracts) and Williamson JW, Weir CR, Turner CW, et al. “Health care informatics and information synthesis”, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2002.

  • This paper briefly summarizes Williamson’s MPIDP project and was in print before the embargo was imposed (Williamson, personal communication, February 2002).

  • There is no written documentation in support of Munier and Williamson’s perception. Such prejudgement would be completely inconsistent with official NIH policy (Williamson, personal communication 30 July 2002). Note, however, that Williamson’s following career moves can be understood by this perception of his.

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