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Data came from 42 practices in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. These practices were trying to implement national guidelines for diabetes care.

Sixteen practices had used electronic health records for three years. The other 26 used paper records.

Every year there was an audit of approximately 20 patient records in each practice. They were assessed for their process of care, treatment and achievement of outcomes.

After two years of follow up, the quality of care had improved in all practices. The type of records used in the