Introduction of a population-based vascular registry: validity of data and limitations of registration. The Finnvasc Study Group.

@article{Lepntalo1994IntroductionOA,
  title={Introduction of a population-based vascular registry: validity of data and limitations of registration. The Finnvasc Study Group.},
  author={Mauri J. A. Lep{\"a}ntalo and J P Salenius and Michael E. Luther and Kari Yl{\"o}nen},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1994},
  volume={81 7},
  pages={979-81}
}
A study was performed to assess the validity of the data in a nationwide vascular registry, Finnvasc, initiated in 1991. Data recorded during the first year were of 3507 procedures (immediate reoperations were excluded); 2436 (69 per cent) were surgical and 1071 (31 per cent) endovascular in nature. The Finnvasc data were compared with 2325 hospital records and re-registration of a random sample of 233 patients treated during October 1991 in nine centres was also carried out. In all, 21 per… CONTINUE READING

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