Statistical consideration for a Medical Database



Abdalla Ben-Amer

Department of Statistics, Faculty of Science, University of Garyounis, Benghazi -Libya

JMJ Vo1.7 No.1 (Spring) 2007:06-09


Advances in computer technology have made it possible to store large amount of observational data concerning patients seeking treatments for medical disorder. While database systems have accelerated the growth of data storage needed, other computer techniques have changed the way this storage is used. Interactive computing has led to highly data retrieval, usage and storage. Some of the special statistical problems associated with the design and analysis of observational studies arising from medical database are reviewed, special attention is recommended to the adequacy of the intended data to provide information from which to draw valid statistical inferences.

Keywords: Medical database, Management system, Treatment efficacy, Statistical database.