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Physiol Meas. 2018 Aug 31;39(8):084004. doi: 10.1088/1361-6579/aad10f.

Data collection and research with MargheritaTre.

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Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research IRCCS, Villa Camozzi, Via G.B. Camozzi, Ranica (BG), Italy.



MargheritaTre is an electronic health record developed by the Italian Group for the Evaluation of Interventions in Intensive Care Medicine designed to support clinical practice in intensive care units (ICUs) and ensure high-quality data for research purposes.


MargheritaTre was developed in collaboration with clinical experts, researchers, and IT specialists. It is currently installed in 40 ICUs and its database contains complete records of more than 65,000 patients. To facilitate data analysis, information is mostly stored in structured or partially structured form.


Data collected with MargheritaTre allow one to conduct research studies on complex clinical problems from manifold perspectives and with different levels of detail, such as epidemiological studies, analyses of the process of care and physiopathological investigations, at both single-organ and organism level. In this paper we describe some of the first projects based on this electronic health record to illustrate its potential for research.


The MargheritaTre database is a huge and rapidly growing mine of data that will be exploited by our laboratory and shared with other groups to address complex and innovative research and clinical questions. The ultimate aim of these projects is the improvement of the quality of care and patient outcomes, through the development of expert systems integrated in the electronic health record to support clinical practice.


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