Posted by Jack (188.8.131.52) on September 18, 2000 at 12:43:33:
In Reply to: Notes posted by Miguel on September 18, 2000 at 11:38:21:
I like the way you think.
This is the sort of stuff we need to do.
If we start to capture data in a meaningful way we can do all sorts of good stuff, including stratification, that would allow us to link some of these variables.
All of the surveys that I have seen to date have stand alone attributes. We need to link these attributes. Every single one of us needs to be in a database with a key field and we need to track ourselves for all sorts of good stuff. Age of incidence, meds used, health history, lifestyle, course of the disease over time, and anything else we can think of.
I know Excel like the back of my hand.
I have tried several times in the past year or two to interest the scientific community to take this on. I don't like to re-invent the wheel and there are some great models out there such as the Framingham Heart Study. I talked to those people and a few others and nobody was interested.
Time to do it ourselves.
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