The Accuracy of Hospital Discharge Diagnosis Codes for Major Birth Defects: Evaluation of a Statewide Registry With Passive Case Ascertainment.

Abstract

CONTEXT Birth defects prevention, research, education, and support activities can be improved through surveillance systems that collect high-quality data. OBJECTIVE To estimate the overall and defect-specific accuracy of Florida Birth Defects Registry (FBDR) data, describe reasons for false-positive diagnoses, and evaluate the impact of statewide case… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000291

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