Validation of a Case-Finding Algorithm for Hidradenitis Suppurativa Using Administrative Coding from a Clinical Database.

BACKGROUND Requisite to the application of clinical databases for observational research in hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is the identification of an accurate case cohort. OBJECTIVE To assess the validity of utilizing administrative codes to establish the HS cohort from a large clinical database. METHODS In this retrospective study using chart review as… CONTINUE READING