Evaluation of care and surveillance of cardiovascular disease: can we trust medico-administrative hospital data?

@article{Lambert2012EvaluationOC,
  title={Evaluation of care and surveillance of cardiovascular disease: can we trust medico-administrative hospital data?},
  author={Laurie J. Lambert and Claudia Blais and Denis Hamel and Kevin Brown and St{\'e}phane Rinfret and Raymond Cartier and Maude Gigu{\`e}re and C{\'e}line Carroll and Christiane Beauchamp and Peter M Bogaty},
  journal={The Canadian journal of cardiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={162-8}
}
BACKGROUND The evaluation of care and the surveillance of disease are important in respect to cardiovascular disease because it is prevalent and costly. In Canada, medico-administrative hospital data are readily available, continuously updated, and offer comprehensive coverage of the patient population. However, there is concern about the quality of the information. METHODS The reliability and predictive capability of comorbidity data contained within Québec's hospital discharge database were… CONTINUE READING

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