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<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>

Original publication

DOI

10.1055/s-0038-1635490

Type

Journal

Methods of Information in Medicine

Publisher

Georg Thieme Verlag KG

Publication Date

04/1987

Volume

26

Pages

73 - 76