Combining administrative and clinical data to stratify surgical risk.

  title={Combining administrative and clinical data to stratify surgical risk.},
  author={Donald E. Fry and Michael B Pine and Harmon S. Jordan and Anne H Joanna Elixhauser and David C. Hoaglin and Barbara C. Jones and David Warner and Roger J. Meimban},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={246 5},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether administrative claims data (ADM) from hospital discharges can be transformed by present-on-admission (POA) codes and readily available clinical data into a refined database that can support valid risk stratification (RS) of surgical outcomes. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA ADM from hospital discharges have been used for RS of medical and surgical outcomes, but results generally have been viewed with skepticism because of limited clinical information and questionable… CONTINUE READING


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