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Relational database design.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15912904     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Relational databases are the predominant method for storing repetitive data in computers because they allow efficient and flexible storage of that data. While medical directors and underwriters are more likely to use a spreadsheet than a database program to analyze their business, the data they wish to study are often stored in corporate databases. Or the data may be complex enough to require being keyed into or downloaded into a personal computer (PC) database program for storage, even if the data are then output to a spread-sheet for numerical analysis. In many circumstances, one can benefit from an understanding of efficient database design. After a brief overview, the reader is led step-by-step through a practical explanation of database design, from a flat file to a relational model.
D Wesley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of insurance medicine (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0743-6661     ISO Abbreviation:  J Insur Med     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-25     Completed Date:  2005-06-20     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8401468     Medline TA:  J Insur Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  63-70     Citation Subset:  T    
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MeSH Terms
Database Management Systems*
Information Storage and Retrieval
Software Design

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