Monitoring data quality
To maintain the quality of our database, some of the registered data for each HIV treatment centre are reviewed annually. Our data quality staff (data monitors) check the entered data for accuracy and completeness by comparing them to the source records, such as the medical file, electronic lab results, and additional tests.
Safeguarding protocol and privacy
Our data quality staff also check that protocol and privacy regulations have been adhered to during patient registration and data collection. They identify any issues and coach the data collectors at the treatment centres to further improve the quality and efficiency of the data collection process. Data quality staff also coordinate database cleaning and, if necessary, any review of specific data stored in the database.
Any questions or queries about data quality?
Please contact Sima Zaheri, Data Unit manager and deputy director of Stichting HIV Monitoring.
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