The usefulness of administrative databases for identifying disease cohorts is increased with a multivariate model.

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BACKGROUND Administrative databases commonly use codes to indicate diagnoses. These codes alone are often inadequate to accurately identify patients with particular conditions. In this study, we determined whether we could quantify the probability that a person has a particular disease-in this case renal failure-using other routinely collected information… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2010.01.016

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@article{Walraven2010TheUO, title={The usefulness of administrative databases for identifying disease cohorts is increased with a multivariate model.}, author={Carl van Walraven and Peter C. Austin and Douglas C Manuel and Greg A. Knoll and Allison Jennings and Alan J. Forster}, journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology}, year={2010}, volume={63 12}, pages={1332-41} }