Bandaranayake, R. J. and Froggatt, Katherine (1986) A computerised register for tuberculosis notifications. Public Health, 100 (3). pp. 180-183. ISSN 0033-3506Full text not available from this repository.
The setting up of a computerised index of tuberculosis notifications for one Health Authority is described. A Commodore micro computer, in conjunction with the Data Management System (DMS) package, formed the basis of the register. The age of the computer and the limited options offered by DMS meant that to obtain meaningful results the data had to be transferred onto the Local Authority's mainframe computer. Statistical analysis and the postcode mapping of each notification were then possible. The inflexibility of the census data to provide population figures by ethnic group, sex and age restricted the calculation of incidence rates for the various sub-groups of the population. An evaluation of the project is given and suggestions made to improve this process of information gathering.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Public Health|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research|
|Deposited By:||Mr Richard Ingham|
|Deposited On:||02 Mar 2010 09:11|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 17:04|
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