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What are the barriers to conducting international research using routinely collected primary care data?

de Lusignan, S, Pearce, C, Shaw, NT, Liaw, ST, Michalakidis, G, Vicente, MT, Bainbridge, M, International (IMIA), , European (EFMI) Medical Informatics Association, and Federation Primary Care Informatics Working Groups (PCI-WG), (2011) What are the barriers to conducting international research using routinely collected primary care data? Stud Health Technol Inform, 165. pp. 135-140.

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Primary care is computerized with routine data recorded at the point or care. Secondary use of these data includes: genetic study, epidemiology and clinical trials. However, there are relatively few international studies. OBJECTIVE: To identify the concepts that might predict readiness to collaborate in international research using routinely collected primary care data METHOD: Literature review and data gathering exercise, from international Primary Care Informatics working group workshops, and email modified Delphi exercise. RESULTS: To establish whether primary care data are fit for use in a collaborative study information is needed at the micro-, meso-, and macro-level. At the micro- or data level we need to use documented standards for interoperability, computerized records, to facilitate linkage of data. At the meso-level we need to understand the nature of the electronic patient record (EPR) and specific study requirements. At the macro-level: health system, social and cultural context constrain what data are available. The framework defines the information needed at the point of expression of interest, and joining a study. The initial assessment of readiness should be by self-assessment followed by an in depth appraisal more immediately prior to the start of the study. Finally, a sensitivity analysis should be conducted to test the robustness of the data model. CONCLUSIONS: The literature focuses on technical issues: interoperability, EPR and modeling; the workshops on socio-cultural and organizational. This framework will form the basis for developing a survey instrument of the initial assessment of readiness for collaboration in international research.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
de Lusignan, Ss.lusignan@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Pearce, CUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Shaw, NTUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Liaw, STUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Michalakidis, Ggeorgios.michalakidis@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Vicente, MTUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bainbridge, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
International (IMIA), UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
European (EFMI) Medical Informatics Association, UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Federation Primary Care Informatics Working Groups (PCI-WG), UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2011
Uncontrolled Keywords : Data Collection, Delphi Technique, Education, Electronic Health Records, Humans, Internationality, Primary Health Care
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 12:06
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 15:01
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/834022

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