Administrative data outperformed single-day chart review for comorbidity measure.

  title={Administrative data outperformed single-day chart review for comorbidity measure.},
  author={J. C. Luthi and Nicolas Troillet and M C Eisenring and Hugo Sax and Bernard Burnand and Hude Quan and William Ghali},
  journal={International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care},
  volume={19 4},
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to compare the Charlson comorbidity index derived from a rapid single-day chart review with the same index derived from administrative data to determine how well each predicted inpatient mortality and nosocomial infection. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING The study was conducted in the context of the Swiss Nosocomial Infection Prevalence (SNIP) study in six hospitals, canton of Valais, Switzerland, in 2002 and 2003. PARTICIPANTS We included… CONTINUE READING


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