Increasing incidence of paediatric inflammatory bowel disease in Ontario, Canada: evidence from health administrative data.

@article{Benchimol2009IncreasingIO,
  title={Increasing incidence of paediatric inflammatory bowel disease in Ontario, Canada: evidence from health administrative data.},
  author={Eric I Benchimol and A. Guttmann and Anne Marie Griffiths and Linda Rabeneck and D. Russell Mack and Herbert Brill and John Howard and Jack Guan and Teresa To},
  journal={Gut},
  year={2009},
  volume={58 11},
  pages={1490-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Health administrative databases can be used to track chronic diseases. The aim of this study was to validate a case ascertainment definition of paediatric-onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) using administrative data and describe its epidemiology in Ontario, Canada. METHODS A population-based clinical database of patients with IBD aged <15 years was used to define cases, and patient information was linked to health administrative data to compare the accuracy of various patterns… CONTINUE READING