Administrative registers in psychiatric research: a systematic review of validity studies.

@article{Byrne2005AdministrativeRI,
  title={Administrative registers in psychiatric research: a systematic review of validity studies.},
  author={Nicola Byrne and Ciaran Regan and Louise Howard},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={2005},
  volume={112 6},
  pages={409-14}
}
OBJECTIVE To conduct a systematic review of studies investigating the validity of administrative registers for use in psychiatric research. METHOD Studies were identified using MEDLINE (1966-2004) and EMBASE (1980-2004) databases using keywords 'validity' or 'reliability' combined with 'register' or 'database$'. Studies reviewed by two raters blind to each other and quality assessed using a data extraction form devised by the authors. A narrative description of the findings is presented… CONTINUE READING

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