[EpiData-list] epidata as relational database for disaster electronic medical record

epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca
Mon Oct 31 12:50:09 CDT 2011


The principles of a relational database in EpiData Entry are very simple 
and totally straight forward from the perspective of concept and from 
the grammar how to link two files.

It gets a bit trickier in the EpiData Analysis part: the merging is 
simple, but the "reshuffling" from vertical to horizontal to go from 
visits with case information to cases with multiple visit information 
takes a bit more.  If it comes to that, you may find the extensive 
documentation in our EpiData course on my web site (see link at the 
bottom) helpful.  On the web site go to "EpiData course" in the 
navigation panel, and in the opening page look for Part D, Exercise 1 
and download the PDF files both of "Task" and "Solution".


On 20:59, epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca wrote:
> Heemskerk 31/10/2011
> Hello dr. Chris Ryan,
>   I have quite some experience in making relational databases in EPIDATA 3.1, mainly in the
> field of registering hospital infections.
> .....
> Yours, Louk Meertens MD, pediatrician (pensioner)
> ===============================
>> ......
>> .......
>> I'm brainstorming ideas, both paper and electronic. Does anyone have any
>> experience using Epidata as a relational database, so as to serve as a
>> simple lightweight electronic medical record during a disaster?
>> Thanks.
>> --Chris Ryan, MD

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