Make Knowledge Veritable, Visible and Valuable.

An audit on problem lists transfers in general practice in Leeds, United Kingdom

Pablo Millares Martin 1 *

  • 1. Whitehall Surgery, Leeds, United Kingdom



  • Received

    25 August 2023

  • Revised

    02 November 2023

  • Accepted

    06 November 2023

  • Published

    10 November 2023

Electronic health record Health informatics Information management Problem list Problem oriented medical record

Show More



[1]NHS England. GP2GP – transferred in records – processing. 2023. [Online]. Available:,between%20GP%20practices%20in%20England. [Accessed 11 10 2023].

[2]B. King, M. Meyes, S. Chari, K. Hurka-Richardson, T. Bohrmann, P.P. Chang. E. Rodger, J. Busby-Whitehead and M.F. Casey. Accuracy of the electronic health record’s problem list in describing multimorbidity in patients with heart failure in the emergency department. PLoS ONE. 2022;17(12): e0279033. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0279033.

[3]E. Wang and A. Wright. Characterizing outpatient problem list completeness and duplications in the elec- tronic health record. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2020; 27(8):1190-1197. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocaa125.

[4]C. Nussbaum, E. Massou, R. Fisher, M. Morciano, R. Harmer and J. Ford. Inequalities in the distribution of the general practice workforce in England: a practice-level longitudinal analysis. BJGP Open. 2021; 5(5). doi: 10.3399/BJGPO.2021.0066.

[5]C. Sinnott, J. Moxey, S. Marjanovic, B. Leach, L. Hocking, S. Ball, A. Georgiadis, G. Lamé, J. Willars and M. Dixon-Woods. Identifying how GPs spend their time and the obstacles they face: a mixed-methods study. British Journal of General Practice. 2022; 72(715):e148-160. doi: 10.3399/BJGP.2021.0357.

[6]L.L. Weed. Special article: Medical records that guide and teach. New England Journal of Medicine. 1968; 278(12): 593-600.

[7]D. M. Kaplan. Clear writing, clear thinking and the disappearing art of the problem list. Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2007; 2(4):199–202. doi: 10.1002/jhm.242.

[8]A. Singer, A.L. Kroeker, S. Yakubovich, R. Duarte, B. Dufault, and A. Katz. Data quality in electronic medical records in Manitoba: Do problem lists reflect chronic disease as defined by prescriptions? Canadian Family Physician. 2017; 63(5):382-389.

[9]J. Dreicer, A. Parsons and J. Rencic. The diagnostic medical interview. The Medical Clinics of North America. 2022; 106(4): 601-614. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2022.01.005.

[10]K. Hauschildt, R. Hechtman, H. Prescott and T.J. Iwashina. Hospital Discharge Summaries Are Insufficient Following ICU Stays: A Qualitative Study. Critical care explorations. 2022; 4(6): e0715. doi: 10.1097/CCE.0000000000000715.

[11]P. Millares Martin and L. Sbaffi. Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Problem Lists in Leeds UK. Variability of General Practitioners’ views. Health Informatics Journal. 2020; 26 (3):1841-1865. doi: 10.1177/1460458219895184.

[12]A. Shah, N. Quinn, A. Chaudhry, R. Sulivan, . Costello, D. O'Riordan, J. Hoogewerf, M. Orton, L. Foley, H. Feger and J. Williams. Guidance for recording problems and diagnoses in electronic health records. 2019. [Online]. Available: [Accessed 13 08 2023].

[13]E. Klappe, J. Heijmans, K. Groen, J. ter Schure, R. Cornet and N. de Keizer. Correctly structured problem lists lead to better and faster clinical decision-making in electronic health records compared to non-curated problem lists: a single-blinded crossover randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Medical Informatics. 2023; 180:105264. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2023.105264.

[14]D. Newman and S. Dhanda. Taming the Problem List. Family Practice Management. 2023; 30(3): 5-9.

[15]S. Simons, F. Cillessen and H. JA. Determinants of a successful problem list to support the implementation of the problem-oriented medical record according to recent literature.BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 2016; 16:102. doi: 10.1186/s12911-016-0341-0.

[16]Health Research Authority, 2022. [Online]. Available: [Accessed 17 10 2023].

How to Cite

Millares Martin, P. “An Audit on Problem Lists Transfers in General Practice in Leeds, United Kingdom”. Journal of Digital Health, vol. 2, no. 1, Nov. 2023, pp. 82-87, doi:10.55976/jdh.22023119882-87.

Scan QR code to follow us by Wechat


Luminescience press is based in Hong Kong with offices in Wuhan and Xi'an, China.


鄂公网安备 42018502004928号 网站备案号:鄂ICP备2020021880号-1 Copyright © 2021 Luminescience Press. All rights reserved.