Why is it important to use patient data?

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Patient data saves lives: The bigger picture

There is huge potential to use patient data for care and to improve health, care and services across the NHS. The information can be used to help:

  • improve individual care
  • understand more about disease
  • improve diagnosis
  • develop new treatments
  • plan NHS services
  • improve patient safety
  • evaluate government and NHS policy.