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Table 2 Data entry and correction times required for 1,000 validated final records of the tuberculosis case register, Cambodia and Viet Nam

From: Human resource requirements for quality-assured electronic data capture of the tuberculosis case register

Characteristic Cambodia Viet Nam Total
Total number of records times two for double entry 8,430 14,302 22,732
Number of seconds per new record 97.5 66.2 77.8
Number of hours for all records 228.3 263.0 491.3
Number of records to check 251 2,787 3,038
Number of seconds for correction per record * 97.5 66.2 77.8
Total number of hours for correction 6.8 51.2 65.7
Total number of hours for validated records 235.1 314.2 556.9
Number of hours per 1,000 records 27.9 22.0 24.5
Number of hours per 1,000 validated records 55.8 43.9 49.0
Adjusted number of hours by 10-minute break hour per 1,000 records 66.9 52.7 58.8
Number of hours for 2 data entry persons per 1,000 records 133.9 105.5 117.6
  1. * Identifying a record with a discordance, checking for the discordance, correcting an error if necessary, and saving the revised record to disk was assumed to take the same amount of time as entering a new record