Computerized definitions showed high positive predictive values for identifying hospitalizations for congestive heart failure and selected infections in Medicaid enrollees with rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Grijalva2008ComputerizedDS,
  title={Computerized definitions showed high positive predictive values for identifying hospitalizations for congestive heart failure and selected infections in Medicaid enrollees with rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Carlos Gabriel Grijalva and Cecilia P Chung and Charles M. Stein and Patricia S Gideon and Shannon M Dyer and Edward F. Mitchel and Marie R. Griffin},
  journal={Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 9},
  pages={890-5}
}
PURPOSE Computerized definitions are used to identify serious infections and congestive heart failure leading to hospitalizations in studies of medication safety. However, information on their accuracy is limited. We evaluated the ability of computerized definitions to identify these conditions as the reason for admission among patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS Medical charts were randomly selected from a systematic sample of hospitalizations for selected conditions… CONTINUE READING
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