Identifying patients with physician-diagnosed asthma in health administrative databases.

  title={Identifying patients with physician-diagnosed asthma in health administrative databases.},
  author={Andrea S Gershon and Chengning Wang and Jun M. Guan and Jovonka Vasilevska-Ristovska and Lisa C. Cicutto and Teresa To},
  journal={Canadian respiratory journal},
  volume={16 6},
BACKGROUND Asthma imposes a heavy and expensive burden on individuals and populations. A population-based surveillance and research program based on health administrative data could measure and study the burden of asthma; however, the validity of a health administrative data diagnosis of asthma must first be confirmed. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the accuracy of population-based provincial health administrative data in identifying adult patients with asthma for ongoing surveillance and research… CONTINUE READING

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