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Surveillance Programme of IN-patients and Epidemiology (SPINE): Implementation of an Electronic Data Collection Tool within a Large Hospital in Malawi

  • Miguel A. SanJoaquin mail,

    miguel.sanjoaquin@wolfson-oxford.com

    Affiliations: Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, University of Malawi College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Theresa J. Allain,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, University of Malawi College of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi

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  • Malcolm E. Molyneux,

    Affiliations: Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, University of Malawi College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Laura Benjamin,

    Affiliations: Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, University of Malawi College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Dean B. Everett,

    Affiliations: Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, University of Malawi College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Oliver Gadabu,

    Affiliation: Baobab Health, Lilongwe, Malawi

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  • Camilla Rothe,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, University of Malawi College of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi

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  • Patrick Nguipdop,

    Affiliations: Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, University of Malawi College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Moses Chilombe,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, University of Malawi College of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi

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  • Lawrence Kazembe,

    Affiliation: Chancellor College, Zomba, Malawi

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  • Servace Sakala,

    Affiliation: Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi

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  • Andrew Gonani,

    Affiliation: Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi

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  • Robert S. Heyderman

    Affiliations: Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, University of Malawi College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Published: March 12, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001400

About the Authors

Miguel A. SanJoaquin, Malcolm E. Molyneux, Laura Benjamin, Dean B. Everett, Patrick Nguipdop, Robert S. Heyderman
Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, University of Malawi College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi
Miguel A. SanJoaquin, Malcolm E. Molyneux, Laura Benjamin, Dean B. Everett, Patrick Nguipdop, Robert S. Heyderman
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Theresa J. Allain, Camilla Rothe, Moses Chilombe
Department of Medicine, University of Malawi College of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi
Oliver Gadabu
Baobab Health, Lilongwe, Malawi
Lawrence Kazembe
Chancellor College, Zomba, Malawi
Servace Sakala, Andrew Gonani
Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi

Corresponding Author

Email: miguel.sanjoaquin@wolfson-oxford.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: MAS. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: MAS. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: MAS TJA MEM LB OG CR PN MC LK SS AG RSH. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: MAS TJA MEM LB OG CR PN MC LK SS AG RSH. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: MAS TJA MEM LB OG CR PN MC LK SS AG RSH.