Database Studies

09Apr 2019

Use of multiple databases together with additional search strategies is often suggested to search relevant references for systematic reviews. (1,2) For instance, the Cochrane Handbook recommends using at least MEDLINE and Cochrane Central as well as EMBASE, when available, to search randomized controlled trials (RCTs). (3) However, using multiple databases can be strenuous and time […]

31Jan 2019

Last few years have seen data as well as data exchange emerging as the new currency in healthcare. Data sharing is a powerful force that is transforming conventional relationships in the healthcare marketplace as the global healthcare platform moves from being volume-based to quality-based. (1) Around 30% of the stored global data is generated within the […]

21Mar 2018

Healthcare outcomes are defined as the changes observed and/or recorded in health status of individual or population patient/s usually due to an intervention, measures or specific healthcare investment. (1) The goal is to save the lives, shorten hospital stays and build healthier communities relying on preventative measures. (2) The fundamental steps of improving outcomes are […]

14Mar 2018

Patient Records Abstraction (PRA) is a process done manually by searching through a medical record to identify data required for a particular or secondary use. It consists of direct matching of information found in the record to the data required, but also includes operations on the data such as categorizing, coding, transforming, interpreting, summarizing, and calculating. The […]