Increasing prevalence and incidence of thyroid disease in Tayside, Scotland: the Thyroid Epidemiology Audit and Research Study (TEARS).

@article{Leese2008IncreasingPA,
  title={Increasing prevalence and incidence of thyroid disease in Tayside, Scotland: the Thyroid Epidemiology Audit and Research Study (TEARS).},
  author={Graham Peter Leese and Robert W. V. Flynn and Roland T Jung and Thomas M. MacDonald and Michael J Murphy and Andrew D. Morris},
  journal={Clinical endocrinology},
  year={2008},
  volume={68 2},
  pages={311-6}
}
OBJECTIVE We aimed to describe the changing incidence of thyroid disease in a population-based study in Tayside, Scotland (population 390 000) between 1994 and 2001. DESIGN A retrospective, data-linkage, population-based study measuring the incidence and prevalence of thyroid disease. PATIENTS All patients with newly diagnosed, treated and stable thyroid disease in Tayside were identified by electronic linkage of six datasets, including all regional biochemistry data, hospital admissions… CONTINUE READING

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