Estimating disease prevalence using a population-based administrative healthcare database.

@article{Wirhn2007EstimatingDP,
  title={Estimating disease prevalence using a population-based administrative healthcare database.},
  author={Ann-Britt E Wir{\'e}hn and Hasse Karlsson and John M. Carstensen},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of public health},
  year={2007},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={424-31}
}
AIMS In Ostergötland County, Sweden, all data on hospital care and primary healthcare (PHC) have been entered in a diagnosis-related administrative database since 1999. This database was used to estimate the prevalence of four chronic diseases and to examine the capture of data in PHC, outpatient hospital care, and inpatient hospital care, considered in different time frames. METHODS A case-finding algorithm identified patients with at least one healthcare contact involving a diagnosis of… CONTINUE READING