Perspectives in Clinical Research

DATA MANAGEMENT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 181--185

Ensuring quality in the coding process: A key differentiator for the accurate interpretation of safety data


G Jaya Nair 
 Independent Consultant, Clinical Data Management, 35 Eastwood Drive, East Windsor, NJ 08520, USA

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G Jaya Nair
35 Eastwood Drive, East Windsor, NJ 08520
USA

Medical coding and dictionaries for clinical trials have seen a wave of change over the past decade where emphasis on more standardized tools for coding and reporting clinical data has taken precedence. Coding personifies the backbone of clinical reporting as safety data reports primarily depend on the coded data. Hence, maintaining an optimum quality of coding is quintessential to the accurate analysis and interpretation of critical clinical data. The perception that medical coding is merely a process of assigning numeric/alphanumeric codes to clinical data needs to be revisited. The significance of quality coding and its impact on clinical reporting has been highlighted in this article.


How to cite this article:
Nair G J. Ensuring quality in the coding process: A key differentiator for the accurate interpretation of safety data.Perspect Clin Res 2013;4:181-185


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Nair G J. Ensuring quality in the coding process: A key differentiator for the accurate interpretation of safety data. Perspect Clin Res [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Feb 18 ];4:181-185
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