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A database in ACCESS for assessing vaccine serious adverse events
Authors Thomas R, Jackson D
Received 8 February 2015
Accepted for publication 11 March 2015
Published 20 April 2015 Volume 2015:5 Pages 9—16
Checked for plagiarism Yes
Review by Single-blind
Peer reviewer comments 2
Editor who approved publication: Professor Don Diamond
Roger E Thomas,1 Dave Jackson2,3
1Department of Family Medicine, G012 Health Sciences Centre, University of Calgary Medical School, Calgary, AB, Canada; 2Independent Research Consultant, Calgary, AB, Canada; 3Database Consultant, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
Purpose: To provide a free flexible database for use by any researcher for assessing reports of adverse events after vaccination.
Results: A database was developed in Microsoft ACCESS to assess reports of serious adverse events after yellow fever vaccination using Brighton Collaboration criteria. The database is partly automated (if data panels contain identical data fields the data are automatically also entered into those fields). The purpose is to provide the database free for developers to add additional panels to assess other vaccines.
Keywords: serious adverse events after vaccination, database, process to assess vaccine-associated events
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