The thyroid epidemiology, audit, and research study: thyroid dysfunction in the general population.

@article{Flynn2004TheTE,
  title={The thyroid epidemiology, audit, and research study: thyroid dysfunction in the general population.},
  author={Robert W. V. Flynn and Thomas M. MacDonald and Andrew D. Morris and Roland T Jung and Graham Peter Leese},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2004},
  volume={89 8},
  pages={3879-84}
}
The objective of this study was to define the level of treated thyroid dysfunction in a complete and representative population base in an area of sufficient dietary iodine intake. We used record-linkage technology to retrospectively identify subjects treated for hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism in the general population of Tayside, Scotland from 1 January 1993 to 30 April 1997. Thyroid status was ascertained by record linkage of patient-level datasets containing details of treatments for… CONTINUE READING

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