[The research purposes and design of clinical database].

Suguru Okubo, Hiroaki Miyata, A. Tomotaki, Noboru Motomura, Arata Murakami, Minoru Ono, Tadashi Iwanaka

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We discussed clarification of research purposes and designing of data collection form in large clinical databases. Research purposes are 1)assessment of healthcare quality, 2)evaluation of diagnosis and treatment, and 3)evaluation of health policy. In designing clinical databases, the researchers should consider the following themes;assurance of clinical utility, international collaboration, alleviation of data entry burden and assurance of scientific accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-405
Number of pages5
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2013 May
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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