Improving the quality of data in randomized clinical trials: the COMPACT computer package. COMPACT Steering Committee.

@article{Chilvers1988ImprovingTQ,
  title={Improving the quality of data in randomized clinical trials: the COMPACT computer package. COMPACT Steering Committee.},
  author={Clair E.D. Chilvers and Peter M. Fayers and Laurence S Freedman and R. Mark Greenwood and David Machin and Natasha Palmer and A. J. Westlake},
  journal={Statistics in medicine},
  year={1988},
  volume={7 11},
  pages={1165-70}
}
One crucial component for a successful clinical trial is that the data gathered have a high level of reliability and completeness. This paper reviews some problems of data management and describes the computer package COMPACT which has been developed to deal with such problems. The package allows range and consistency checks and can monitor complex follow-up schedules. A unique feature of the package is a PROBLEMS file which has use both for identification of queries about the data and of… CONTINUE READING

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