[Utilization of clinical database for quality improvement in health care].

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

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Measurement and feedback of clinical performance is one of the important activities in clinical database. In addition, clinical database is used for developing medical guidelines, research for public policy and clinical research, and also various kinds of information can be provided to the public. On the other hand, risk adjustment for data analysis is a key issue in the clinical database. From these viewpoints, this article described the activities for quality improvement, examples of research, and planning of clinical research using the clinical database.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)919-924
Number of pages6
JournalKyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Sept
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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