Craig Seko

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OBJECTIVES This analysis examines trends in hospitalization for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, the two main forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). DATA SOURCES Data are from the Hospital Morbidity Database for 1983/84 to 2000/01, and from the Health Person-Oriented Information Database for 1994/95 to 2000/01. ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES Sex- and(More)
Information quality (IQ) problems can have severe consequences in the health care sector. Since its inception, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) has recognized the importance of information quality and has implemented a new method designed to evaluate the data quality of the numerous CIHI data holdings. The goal of evaluation is to(More)
While national statistical offices and other central agencies that use administrative health data tend to have data quality programs in place, primary collectors of these data (e.g., hospitals or out-of-hospital medical service organizations) might be less likely to have such programs in place. This paper presents a preliminary Data Quality Checklist, which(More)
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