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Title: Development and implementation of an HIV/AIDS trials management system: a geographical information systems approach
Authors: Busgeeth, K
Siegfried, N
Keywords: Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
Health care facilities
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: South African Medical Association
Citation: Busgeeth, K and Siegfried, N. 2008. Development and implementation of an HIV/AIDS trials management system: a geographical information systems approach. Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine, Vol. 9(2) 2008, pp 58-62
Abstract: Researchers, practitioners and policymakers make decisions at all levels - from local to international. Accessible, integrated and up-to-date evidence is essential for successful and responsive decision-making. A current trials register of randomised and clinically controlled trials of HIV/AIDS interventions can provide invaluable information to decision-making processes. Using the newly emerging geographical information systems (GIS) technology, researchers have developed a tool which assists such decisions. The objective of this study is to demonstrate how the tool provides consistent, quantitative information in an accessible format, making it a key tool in evidence-based decision-making. Methods. The researchers identified all HIV/AIDS trials in relation to publications for the period 1980 - 2007, using both electronic and manual search methods. To facilitate searching the trials register, studies were coded by using a comprehensive but user-friendly coding sheet
Description: Copyright: 2008 South African Medical Association
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/3066
ISSN: 1608-9693
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