Using administrative data to measure ambulatory mental health service provision in primary care.

@article{Steele2004UsingAD,
  title={Using administrative data to measure ambulatory mental health service provision in primary care.},
  author={Leah S. Steele and Richard H. Glazier and Elizabeth Lin and Michael Evans},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={2004},
  volume={42 10},
  pages={960-5}
}
OBJECTIVE We sought to determine the accuracy of administrative data for identifying mental health service provision in primary care. STUDY DESIGN This was a chart abstraction study measuring agreement between billing data and clinical data on the binary variable "mental health visit." Data were collected from the charts and billing records of 5 academic family practice clinics in Toronto, Ontario (1999 to 2000). Billing claims (n = 952) were selected from the billings for all visits by a… CONTINUE READING