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Continuous quality improvement through use of perinatal clinical record and AGUSTINA database

Continuous quality improvement through use of perinatal clinical record and AGUSTINA database

Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 52 Pt 2: 824-826

This paper reviews the development of the field of medical informatics in Latin America. It also describes the results of a computer-based data management system, named AGUSTINA, which is comprised of maternal and infant data on 7570 deliveries that occurred between June, 1990 and December, 1996 in a hospital in the surroundings of Buenos Aires, Argentina. These data were fundamental for the instrumentation of preventive community-oriented activities in the area. Finally, this paper describes recommendations for future actions in the area of medical informatics in Latin America. PCR: perinatal clinical record; CLAP, Centro Latino-Americano de Perinato-logia; WHO, World Health Organization; PAHO, Pan-American Health Organization; E-Mail, electronic mail; WWW, world wide web; FTP, file transfer protocol.

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