As the reduction of administrative burden at side of data providers is part of Healthdata’s mission. Knowing the number of patients (study subjects) in their own study project that are in multiple study projects supported by healthdata.be (and thus available at data warehouse of healthdata.be), facilitates the reuse of data collected, instead of starting a new data collection to obtain that same information.
Based on the provided solution the client can decide whether it is feasible or not to link its own study project with other projects (i.c. “there are enough unique study subjects that are in both study projects”).
Linking of databases increases the reuse of data, reduces the need to start new data collections, and thus contributes to the reduction of administrative burden of the data providers. It is also less expensive compared with the creation of new data collections.
Through the HD4RES2 application Heathdata delivers a data table on daily bases which aims to provide the necessary insight on the business project common study subject. Those figures are available in the data table V_HDM_COMMON_SUBJ detailed below.
Data table: V_HDM_COMMON_SUBJ_CNT
In SAS Enterprise Guide, the data table is accessible via the ‘Servers’ window, located at the bottom left.
First open the following path Servers >> SASAppRES >> Libraries >> HD4RES2
Then, open the following table "V_HDM_COMMON_SUBJ_CNT"
This data table contains the following fields:
|HDBP1_code||CD_PROJ_BUS||HD business project code (HDBPxxxx) of the base project|
|HDBP1_name||TX_PROJ_BUS_NAME||HD Project business name of the base project|
|HDBP1_abbreviation||TX_PROJ_BUS_ABBREV||HD Project business abbreviation of the base project|
|HDBP2_code||CD_PROJ_BUS2||HD business project code (HDBPxxxx) of the compared project|
|HDBP2_name||TX_PROJ_BUS2_NAME||Project business name of the compared project|
|HDBP2_abbreviation||TX_PROJ_BUS2_ABBREV||Project business abbreviation of the compared project|
|HD_ARCH_component||TX_ARCH_COMPONENT||Database component/DWH layer|
|Count_Date||D_COUNT||Datepart of the metrics calculation timestamp (at 23:59:59)|
|Count||MS_COMMON_SUBJ||Count of the total number of study records in common between the base and compared project|
|Count_New||MS_NEW_ COMMON_SUBJ||New number of common study subjects as from previous date and time|
Reference table: V_HDM_MAP_TBL_PROJ
As business projects/data collections often led to the creation of several data tables the figures are resulting from the consolidation of the most representative business project data tables. Consequently those data tables must be treated with respect to their own functional and structural properties.
To this end, researchers may consult an additional data table V_HDM_MAP_TBL_PROJ related to their project on the HD4RES2 application which describes the content and rules applied on each data table by business project.
Additional info has been provided in the page dedicated to this table.
Calculation of common study subject
One study subject is defined as the entity for which data has been collected. Depending the data collection most of the time a study subject represent the patient.
Because of the respect for privacy it is important to understand that each data collection set of data tables were build in such a way that it has been made impossible to users to link data of the same patient from different data collections. Consequently it will be impossible to reproduce the same figures as the table provides.
For every new eHealth patient identification key a new identification key PER patient and PER data collection is created. Because access to different data collections does not imply access to a combination of them, this eHealth identification key has been hidden from all the users of the data collections. Consequently to deliver the requested metric, we have at our disposal a table not accessible to the users, which provide the link between the initial eHealth patient identification and the data collection specific identification.
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