[Sensitivity and accuracy of health databases in determining incidence of lymphoid malignancies in an Italian population].

@article{Calzari2006SensitivityAA,
  title={[Sensitivity and accuracy of health databases in determining incidence of lymphoid malignancies in an Italian population].},
  author={Mariagiulia Calzari and Marco Vinceti and Paolo Avanzini and Rossella Rodolfi and Laura Serra and Ferdinando Luberto and Alessia Tieghi},
  journal={Annali di igiene : medicina preventiva e di comunita},
  year={2006},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={127-36}
}
We examined the sensitivity and the accuracy of three health databases (hospital discharge data, death certificates and pathologic records) between 1997 and 2001 in an Italian community, to evaluate their accuracy for the diagnosis of lymphoid malignancies and their ability to detect newly diagnosed patients affected by these diseases. Hospital discharge… CONTINUE READING