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Melanie Jane Alderton, Bapp Sci Hons, health information manager of medical records for Balmain Hospital in Balmain, New South Wales, Australia, has researched the use of electronic discharge summaries in Australia. Discharge Planning Advisor asked her in this Q&A story about her research and about how information technology impacted discharge planning in her country.

Special Report: Information technology changes DP: Australian system relies on e-discharge summary