Validating self-reported strokes in a longitudinal UK cohort study (Whitehall II): Extracting information from hospital medical records versus the Hospital Episode Statistics database

@inproceedings{Britton2012ValidatingSS,
  title={Validating self-reported strokes in a longitudinal UK cohort study (Whitehall II): Extracting information from hospital medical records versus the Hospital Episode Statistics database},
  author={Annie Britton and Beverly Milne and Therese Butler and Adelaida Sanchez-Galvez and Martin J. Shipley and Anthony D Rudd and Charles DA Wolfe and Ajay Bhalla and Eric J Brunner},
  booktitle={BMC medical research methodology},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Valuable information on the determinants of non-fatal stroke can be obtained from longitudinal observational cohort studies. Such studies often rely on self-reported stroke events, which are best validated with external medical evidence. The aim of this paper is to compare the information on incident non-fatal stroke events arising from different sources. METHODS We carried out a validation of self-reported stoke events among participants in the Whitehall II Study, a large UK based… CONTINUE READING
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