Physicians seeing patients continually encounter unresolved problems that must be followed up to render good medical care. There are always patients to call the next day, laboratory data to check, consultants to contact, clinical subjects to review, etc. It is not easy to remember all of these items, especially those that require action in the distant future. In this article TRAKIT, a computer-assisted system with which to organize all of these things to do, is described. The use of the system conserves office time, improves the quality of clinical care, fosters positive doctor-patient relationships, and might help prevent malpractice suits. The system is simple, inexpensive, easy to use, flexible enough to meet the needs of any individual practice, and does not require the physician to modify established work habits. TRAKIT has been found to be an invaluable aide in a primary care pediatric practice.

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