An eight-step method for assessing diagnostic data quality in practice: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as an exemplar.

@article{Faulconer2004AnEM,
  title={An eight-step method for assessing diagnostic data quality in practice: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as an exemplar.},
  author={Edwin Robert Faulconer and Simon de Lusignan},
  journal={Informatics in primary care},
  year={2004},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={243-54}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an important cause of mortality and morbidity. Its management is shifting from the secondary to the primary care setting. The quality of data is known to vary between practices, and individual practices need to be able to assess their data quality. OBJECTIVES To measure the quality of diagnostic data in COPD. SUBJECTS 10 975 patients registered with a computerised general practice in the south of England, and 190 patients likely to… CONTINUE READING

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