Validation of Intensive Care and Mechanical Ventilation Codes in Medicare Data.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES To assess the reliability of codes relevant to critically ill patients in administrative data. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study linking data from Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation Outcomes, a clinical database of ICU patients with data from Medicare Provider Analysis and Review. We linked data based on matching for sex, date of… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000002316

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