Date of Award


Degree Type

Internship Practicum Report

Degree Name

Master of Science

Field of Study

Clinical Research Management


Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

First Advisor

Patricia A. Gwirtz

Second Advisor

Kunlin Jin


There has been a lack of detailed description of the manual medical chart review process with standardized steps for data abstraction. The aim of this practicum thesis is to develop a pragmatic and systematic work flow for the manual reviewing of medical records. The thesis is conducted by systematically reviewing publications from the last twenty years. The end product of this practicum report is series of twelve steps work flow for manual medical data abstraction.


Qiu, Taoran, A Pragmatic Work Flow for Manual Medical Chart Review: A Systematic Literature Review. Master of Science (Clinical Research Management), December, 2014, 80 pp., 3 tables, 4 illustrations, bibliography, 60 titles. Available December 2015