Integer-driven relational database for clinical outcomes research

FJ ConwayDepartment of Biomedical Sciences, Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia 19107, USA.

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A working database program specifically designed to organize and analyze data for the purpose of generating clinical outcomes reports is presented. Following the author's hypothesis, the database accepts only integer input but can generate reports in textual format. The pilot model database presented here uses only five clinic data items, three outcomes items, and can generate 90 different outcomes reports in the form of charts, graphs, or grids. The program consists of a graphical user interface front end that drives a relational database.