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Proc Annu Symp Comput Appl Med Care. 1995 : 62–66.
PMCID: PMC2579056

Supporting ad-hoc queries in an integrated clinical database.

Abstract

Whether caring for patients or conducting research, medical decision-makers need access to clinical data. To fulfill that need, commercial software developers have produced a wide range of database query tools that differ greatly in functionality and cost. Generally, tools that have a greater ability to conceal database complexity from the user also require more effort for administrative setup. We describe a cost-effective, commercially-available query tool that requires no special setup to perform most simple queries, yet can be customized to satisfy users' more complex querying requirements.

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Articles from Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computer Application in Medical Care are provided here courtesy of American Medical Informatics Association