A hospital is conducting a double blind test of a new depression drug. It will
involve about 20 doctors and about 400 patients. Half of the patients will
get the new drug and half will get traditional Prozac. Neither the doctors
nor the patients will know who is getting which drug. Only two test
supervisors will know who is getting what. The test will last about 18
months. Each doctor will see 20 patients initially, though it is expected some
patients will drop out over time. Each patient will coming in twice a month
for a checkup and interviews with their doctor. The drugs will be dispersed
in a generic bottle by the two supervisors one of whom is a pharmacist.
To track this study the hospital will need a database. It will need to track
patient information from their first screening through each of their
interviews. In particular they are looking at whether the patient seems more
depressed or less, what their appetite is like, are they sleeping, what kind of
activities they are engaged in if any. Also it will be looking for specific
physical side effects such as rashes, high blood pressure, irregular heart
rhythms or liver or kidney problems.
Doctors need to be able to see their own patient's information, but not
other doctor's patients. They also need to be able to enter blood pressures,
blood test results etc, the depression indicators and their own notes for
Patients should be able to see their own medical profile, the doctor's notes,
and nothing else.
Only the two researchers should be able to see everything. All patient
information, all doctors notes and which drug each patient is being given.
There is always some danger of spying by other companies interested in
similar drugs, so in addition to the security of the blind test, the database
needs to be secured against outside intrusion as well.
1. List the major topics for this database
2. Write a draft statement of work, Include a brief history, a statement of
scope, objectives and a preliminary timeline
Answer rating: 100% (QA)
1 Major Topics for the Database 1 Patient Information Personal details name date of birth contact information Medical history Initial screening results Depression indicators mood appetite sleep patterView the full answer