Chances and challenges of using routine data collections for renal health care research.

@article{Heinze2015ChancesAC,
  title={Chances and challenges of using routine data collections for renal health care research.},
  author={Georg Heinze and Christine Wallisch and Alexander Kainz and Milan Hronsky and Karen Leffondr{\'e} and Rainer Oberbauer and Gert Mayer},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2015},
  volume={30 Suppl 4},
  pages={iv68-75}
}
BACKGROUND Collections of electronic medical records (EMRs) can provide a rich source of information for renal health care research. However, their use in statistical analyses requires many preparatory steps, including coding of freetext entries and clear definitions of time windows for harvesting prognostic factors and outcomes. We analyse a large collection of EMRs to identify prognostic factors of adequate health care in diabetic patients at risk for chronic kidney disease, and discuss… CONTINUE READING