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GPs who have created more than 600 personally controlled electronic health records destined for the e-health system say the work is adding between five and 15 minutes to an average patient consultation.

The findings, which have not been officially released, were collected from 60 practices involved in the e-Health Collaborative, one of the pilot sites set up to test the system.

An unnamed source told Australian Doctor many GPs in the e-Health Collaborative believed specific funding for creating the summaries should be considered — either as a dedicated MBS item number or as a