On-line Tropical Epidemiology -A Case-Study from The Gambia
Rowan K., Byass P., Snow RW.
<jats:title>Summary</jats:title><jats:p>This paper reports on a computerised approach to the management of an epidemiological field trial, which aimed at determining the effects of insecticide-impregnated bed nets on the incidence of malaria in children. The development of a data system satisfying the requirements of the project and its implementation using a database management system are discussed. The advantages of this method of management in terms of rapid processing of and access to data from the study are described, together with the completion rates and error rates observed in data collection.</jats:p>