Adopting standardised medical terminology has clear benefits to all parties in the clinical trial process. Firstly it reduces the risk of confusion and misunderstanding of terminology used among the different parties involved in the trial. If used from the outset, it also reduces the need to translate/convert data from one definition to another. It also allows consistency in cross-referencing and analysing data across multiple trials. These are benefits to all, but sometimes it’s as simple as the situation or client demands it.
You can apply for a MedDRA licence and construct your study using their dictionary on a manual basis, or you can dramatically speed up the process by allowing CRFweb’s edc system to do it for you.
As you design your study in the CRFweb application, you have the option to manually or automatically map to MedDRA coding. Read more