An optical scan/statistical package for clinical data management in C-L psychiatry

31Citations
Citations of this article
4Readers
Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
Get full text

Abstract

This paper explores aspects of the need for clinical database management systems that permit ongoing service management, measurement of the quality and appropriateness of care, databased administration of consultation-liaison (C-L) services, teaching/educational observations, and research. It describes an OPTICAL SCAN databased management system that permits flexible form generation, desktop publishing, and linking of observations in multiple files. This enhanced MICRO-CARES software system-Medical Application Platform (MAP)-permits direct transfer of the data to ASCII and SAS formal for mainframe manipulation of the clinical information. The director of a C-L service may now develop his or her own forms, incorporate structured instruments, or develop "branch chains" of essential data to add to the core data set without the effort and expense to reprint forms or consult with commercial vendors. © 1993.

Cite

CITATION STYLE

APA

Hammer, J. S., Strain, J. J., & Lyerly, M. (1993). An optical scan/statistical package for clinical data management in C-L psychiatry. General Hospital Psychiatry, 15(2), 95–101. https://doi.org/10.1016/0163-8343(93)90105-W

Register to see more suggestions

Mendeley helps you to discover research relevant for your work.

Already have an account?

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free