QUALITY OF DATA FROM CENTRAL AND DEPARTMENTAL INPATIENT DATABASES - A Comparative Study

Bernardo Marques, Eliana Sousa, Tiago Silva-Costa, Ricardo Correia, Alberto Freitas

Abstract

This paper is a preliminary study over the problems resulting from the integration of a departmental information system database over a central database. This work will allow the comparison between the quality of the data collected for clinical purposes by a medical department, and the data collected for administrative and epidemiological purposes in a central hospital database. It is expected that the different purposes for these two data collections can have an impact on data consistency, namely on it completeness and detail of information, among other data quality problems. We expect to detect the type of variables that are better recorded in each information system, by calculating and comparing the quality of similar variables. We also expect to detect differences between both systems in the registries of the same patients. This paper can play an important role for better understanding the quality of the integration of departmental systems in the general hospital information system, pointing out some limitations about consistency and information flow. It is also our goal to suggest some recommendations and strategies to prevent data quality problems and to improve communication between central and departmental databases.

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Marques B., Sousa E., Silva-Costa T., Correia R. and Freitas A. (2012). QUALITY OF DATA FROM CENTRAL AND DEPARTMENTAL INPATIENT DATABASES - A Comparative Study . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2012) ISBN 978-989-8425-88-1, pages 195-200. DOI: 10.5220/0003759901950200


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf12,
author={Bernardo Marques and Eliana Sousa and Tiago Silva-Costa and Ricardo Correia and Alberto Freitas},
title={QUALITY OF DATA FROM CENTRAL AND DEPARTMENTAL INPATIENT DATABASES - A Comparative Study},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2012)},
year={2012},
pages={195-200},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003759901950200},
isbn={978-989-8425-88-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2012)
TI - QUALITY OF DATA FROM CENTRAL AND DEPARTMENTAL INPATIENT DATABASES - A Comparative Study
SN - 978-989-8425-88-1
AU - Marques B.
AU - Sousa E.
AU - Silva-Costa T.
AU - Correia R.
AU - Freitas A.
PY - 2012
SP - 195
EP - 200
DO - 10.5220/0003759901950200