Victoria Warmington

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether Clinical Terms Version 3 provides greater accuracy and consistency in coding electronic patient records than the Read Codes 5 byte set. DESIGN Randomised crossover trial. Clinicians coded patient records using both schemes after being randomised in pairs to use one scheme before the other. SETTING 10 general practices in(More)
Increasing reliance is being placed on electronic medical records to support clinical care and achieve improved quality standards. In order for clinical information systems (CIS) to deliver excellence the data within it needs to be complete, consistent and accurate. This capture of data is critical but forms only part of the procedure in delivering quality(More)
As a result of the rapid expansion of electronically available clinical knowledge, clinicians are faced with potential information overload (info-tsunami). The use of data quality probes (DQPs) in primary care can encourage clinicians' awareness of, and improvement in, data quality entry over time. DQPs can also highlight areas of potential error or(More)
OBJECTIVE Inflammatory back pain (IBP) is the earliest and most common symptom of axial SpA. However, there is very little information about the prevalence of IBP in the UK. In this cross-sectional cohort study we examined the prevalence of IBP in a UK primary care population using three published IBP criteria. METHODS Potential participants aged 18-80(More)
There has been massive investment in the development of clinical terminologies for use in electronic patient records. However, there has been little published evidence for the added value for primary care that implementation of such a terminology would offer. This paper outlines a methodology that has been used to compare two existing coding schemes (Read(More)
Despite enormous investment of effort and resources there are few formal comparative evaluations between different coding schemes. We have recently described a methodology of a randomised crossover trial comparing the performance of Clinical Terms Version 3 (CTV3) and Read Codes 5 Byte set (RC5B) coding schemes in General Practice. 1 This study looked at(More)
BACKGROUND Accurate prevalence data are important when interpreting diagnostic tests and planning for the health needs of a population, yet no such data exist for axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) in the UK. In this cross-sectional cohort study we aimed to estimate the prevalence of axSpA in a UK primary care population. METHODS A validated self-completed(More)
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