Registration and validity of surgical complications in colorectal cancer surgery.

@article{Gunnarsson2003RegistrationAV,
  title={Registration and validity of surgical complications in colorectal cancer surgery.},
  author={Ulf Gunnarsson and E Seligsohn and Pia Jestin and Lars A P{\aa}hlman},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={90 4},
  pages={454-9}
}
BACKGROUND Population-based quality registers have become an important tool in quality assessment during the past decade. For registers to be reliable, however, data must be checked carefully for validity. METHODS The present study describes the validity of surgical complications registered in a national register run by the National Board of Health and Welfare (NBH), a register run by Regional Oncological Centres (ROC) and, for comparison, a local quality assurance system at Uppsala… CONTINUE READING

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The calculated proportion of missed surgical complications was 0.69 , 0.64 , 0.40 , 0.22 and 0.07 for rectal and colonic cancer in the NBH register , rectal and colonic cancer in the ROC register , and the UUH register respectively .
The calculated proportion of missed surgical complications was 0.69 , 0.64 , 0.40 , 0.22 and 0.07 for rectal and colonic cancer in the NBH register , rectal and colonic cancer in the ROC register , and the UUH register respectively .
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