A validation study: how effective is the Hospital Morbidity Data as a surveillance tool for heart failure in Western Australia?

@article{Teng2008AVS,
  title={A validation study: how effective is the Hospital Morbidity Data as a surveillance tool for heart failure in Western Australia?},
  author={T. K. Teng and Judith Finn and Joseph Hung and Elizabeth A Geelhoed and M. Hobbs},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand journal of public health},
  year={2008},
  volume={32 5},
  pages={405-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the accuracy of the hospital discharge coding of heart failure (HF) in the Western Australian (WA) Hospital Morbidity Data (HMD). METHODS A retrospective medical chart review of a sample of 1,006 patients with a principal diagnosis code indicating HF in the WA HMD was undertaken. Validation was reported against a written diagnosis of HF in the medical chart and using Boston criteria score as a gold standard. RESULTS The positive predictive value (PPV) of the HMD… CONTINUE READING

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