Nitrogen Dioxide and Respiratory Illness in Children. Part III: Quality Assurance in an Epidemiologic Study

Research Report 58-III,

This report describes the quality assurance and quality control program developed for the previously reported epidemiologic study of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and respiratory illness in children (Health Effects Institute Research Report 58, Parts I and II). The specific aims of the program were to make certain that data were sufficiently accurate, complete, verifiable, and retrievable. The quality assurance and quality control program consisted of: a written protocol, standard operating procedures, written records, a project management system, appropriate data processing, data verification, and data analysis planning, and was staffed by qualified and trained personnel.

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