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Databases, registries, and quality of care 

Databases, registries, and quality of care
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Databases, registries, and quality of care
Author(s):

Nicolas Danchin

, Fiona Ecarnot

, and François Schiele

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199687039.003.0004_update_001

Update:

Measuring processes updated

Updates to references

Updated on 27 July 2017. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 22 October 2019

This chapter will describe what databases and registries can provide for clinicians and researchers. It will also describe the respective position of randomized clinical trials and databases/registries as complementary pillars of evidence-based medicine, and how they are of particular importance in the field of acute cardiac care. Finally, the importance of databases in quality of care processes will be discussed.

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