How valid are medical records and patient questionnaires for physician profiling and health services research? A comparison with direct observation of patients visits.

@article{Stange1998HowVA,
  title={How valid are medical records and patient questionnaires for physician profiling and health services research? A comparison with direct observation of patients visits.},
  author={Kurt C. Stange and Stephen J. Zyzanski and Trevor Frise Smith and Robert Brett Kelly and D M Langa and Susan A. Flocke and Carlos Roberto Ja{\'e}n},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={1998},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={851-67}
}
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to determine the optimal nonobservational method of measuring the delivery of outpatient medical services. METHODS As part of a multimethod study of the content of primary care practice, research nurses directly observed consecutive patient visits to 138 practicing family physicians. Data on services delivered were collected using a direct observation checklist, medical record review, and patient exit questionnaires. For each medical service, the sensitivity… CONTINUE READING
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