Table 6

 Desirable attributes of an integrated system: from the perspective of analysing, reporting, and disseminating information

The system should:
• be secure but allow the seamless exchange of de-identified information between centres and countries
• allow outcomes from the system to be analysed statistically
• be able to produce regular reports tailored to the needs of various groups
• be able to track trends and patterns and allow comparisons between units, facilities, or jurisdictions and be able to track trends over time
• cater for standard reports but also allow the construction of detailed queries
• allow detailed reporting on the attributes of all the components of the underlying information model