A recursively interpreted data structure for representing clinical entities.

Journal Article (Clinical Trial;Journal Article)

Clinical investigations generate a spectrum of data and data relationships that no longer fit simple data structures. To build a data management facility sufficiently flexible to deal with this spectrum of structures is thus an important problem. A general table-based data structure is presented that provides the clinical investigator with a means of tailoring the data structure to the experimentally derived data. The use of such a general structure appears limited to settings where deletion of instances of data is infrequent. This restriction poses no serious constraint in most clinical investigations.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Starmer, CF

Published Date

  • April 1982

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 183 - 196

PubMed ID

  • 7042885

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-689X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0148-5598

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/bf00997052


  • eng