Comparison of Medicare claims versus physician adjudication for identifying stroke outcomes in the Women's Health Initiative.

@article{Lakshminarayan2014ComparisonOM,
  title={Comparison of Medicare claims versus physician adjudication for identifying stroke outcomes in the Women's Health Initiative.},
  author={Kamakshi Lakshminarayan and Joseph C. Larson and Beth A. Virnig and Candace C. Fuller and Norrina Allen and Marian C. Limacher and Wolfgang C. Winkelmayer and Monika M. Safford and Dale R. Burwen},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2014},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={815-21}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Many studies use medical record review for ascertaining outcomes. One large, longitudinal study, the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), ascertains strokes using participant self-report and subsequent physician review of medical records. This is resource-intensive. Herein, we assess whether Medicare data can reliably assess stroke events in the WHI. METHODS Subjects were WHI participants with fee-for-service Medicare. Four stroke definitions were created for Medicare data… CONTINUE READING
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