Using microcomputers for rapid data collection in developing countries

Publication year: 
1992

Effective health planning requires good quality data, but many health facilities lack the ability to provide this. Health questions often have to be answered within specific research studies. Microcomputers are now generally recommended and used by researchers for data analysis at the end of projects. The article reviews the use of microcomputer based management of data collection during a study. A selection of pojects are described, all of which have used microcomputers in a decentralised fachio, closer to the point of data collection. The main advantages of this approach are a significant reduction in error rates, and the ability to produce data quickly.

Source publication information
Journal Title: 
Health Policy and Planning: a journal on health in development
Volume: 
7(1)
Pages: 
67-71
Publisher
Available at IDS for reference

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D : Health 406