Congestive heart failure incidence and prognosis: case identification using central adjudication versus hospital discharge diagnoses.

@article{Schellenbaum2006CongestiveHF,
  title={Congestive heart failure incidence and prognosis: case identification using central adjudication versus hospital discharge diagnoses.},
  author={Gina D Schellenbaum and Susan R. Heckbert and Nicholas L. Smith and Thomas D. Rea and Thomas S. Lumley and Dalane W. Kitzman and Veronique Lee Roger and Herman A. Taylor and Bruce M. Psaty},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={115-22}
}
PURPOSE We compared hospitalized congestive heart failure (CHF) incidence and prognosis estimates using hospital discharge diagnoses or central adjudication. METHODS We used the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS), a population-based cohort study of 5888 elderly adults. A physician committee adjudicated potential CHF events, confirmed by signs, symptoms, clinical tests, and/or medical therapy. A CHF discharge diagnosis included any of these ICD-9 codes in any position: 428, 425, 398.91, 402.01… CONTINUE READING

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