Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Validation Studies on a Diabetes Case Definition from Health Administrative Records

@inproceedings{Leong2013SystematicRA,
  title={Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Validation Studies on a Diabetes Case Definition from Health Administrative Records},
  author={Aaron Leong and Kaberi Dasgupta and Sasha Bernatsky and Diane Lacaille and Antonio Avina-Zubieta and Elham Rahme},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
OBJECTIVES Health administrative data are frequently used for diabetes surveillance. We aimed to determine the sensitivity and specificity of a commonly-used diabetes case definition (two physician claims or one hospital discharge abstract record within a two-year period) and their potential effect on prevalence estimation. METHODS Following Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines, we searched Medline (from 1950) and Embase (from 1980) databases… CONTINUE READING

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