Monitoring data quality
To maintain the quality of our database, some of the registered data for each HIV treatment centre are reviewed annually. Data monitors from our quality control unit 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
SHM's data monitors 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 improve the quality and efficiency of the data collection process. Data monitors also coordinate database cleaning and, if necessary, any review of specific data stored in the database.
The animated film below explains how we achieve and maintain the high quality of our data.
Any questions or queries about data quality?
Please contact Sima Zaheri, Manager, Data & QC Units, Stichting HIV Monitoring.
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