The weekly return as a practical instrument for data collection in office based research

Fam Med. 1988 May-Jun;20(3):182-4.


This report describes the advantages and limitations of one approach to concurrent data collection required for investigations of primary care in one or more practices even when those practices are separated by large distances. The weekly return provides useful data and is a practical means of data retrieval well-accepted by clinicians.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Ambulatory Care Information Systems*
  • Data Collection / methods*
  • Humans
  • Information Systems*
  • Medical Records
  • Primary Health Care
  • Research*