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Pattern-based Architecture of a system for systematic review of clinical trials

Venaely Kileo, Magreth (2011) Pattern-based Architecture of a system for systematic review of clinical trials. Master's Thesis / Essay, Computing Science.

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Abstract

Clinical trials are used as medical evidence for clinicians or medical decision makers to support the treatment decisions and improve patient care. To have reliable evidence to inform their decisions, they should perform a systematic review of the medical literature in order to summarize and analyze the available clinical trials in a systematic way. However, the clinical trials are scattered to different information systems such as abstract databases and clinical trials registries which are not interoperated to each other. Due to poor data structure in those systems, the clinical trials are not accessible or re-usable in an automatic way. As a result, the process for systematic review is time consuming and error prone due to much manual work in literature searches and screening activities. To solve these problems, we propose the design of a new system by using the pattern-based software architecture approach in order to support the process of systematic review in an efficient way. As a result, the new system enables the accessibility and re-usability of clinical trials from different sources in a single point of view. Therefore, the pattern-based design increases the efficiency of systematic review by removing manual work in literature searching and screening activities.

Item Type: Thesis (Master's Thesis / Essay)
Degree programme: Computing Science
Thesis type: Master's Thesis / Essay
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 07:46
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 07:46
URI: http://fse.studenttheses.ub.rug.nl/id/eprint/9745

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