Quality of data on subsequent events in a routine Medical Birth Register.

@article{Gissler2002QualityOD,
  title={Quality of data on subsequent events in a routine Medical Birth Register.},
  author={Mika Gissler and Julia Shelley},
  journal={Medical informatics and the Internet in medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={33-8}
}
BACKGROUND The maintenance of health registers has become routine. The main prerequisite for their use is that registers be complete and that their contents correspond to reality. METHODS Data on all primiparous women who gave birth between 1987 and 1989 (N=73009) and on their second (N=55388) and third births (N=22904) in the 1987-1998 period were retrieved from the Finnish Medical Birth Register (MBR). The consistency of the MBR data on reproductive history and on previous Caesarean section… CONTINUE READING