Validation of a health administrative data algorithm for assessing the epidemiology of diabetes in Canadian children.

@article{Guttmann2010ValidationOA,
  title={Validation of a health administrative data algorithm for assessing the epidemiology of diabetes in Canadian children.},
  author={A. Guttmann and Meranda Nakhla and M. Eugene Henderson and Teresa To and Denis Daneman and Karen J Cauch-Dudek and Xuesong Wang and Kelvin Lam and Janet E. Hux},
  journal={Pediatric diabetes},
  year={2010},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={122-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To validate a case definition of pediatric diabetes using administrative health data and describe trends in incidence and prevalence over time in Ontario, Canada. METHODS We sampled hospital records of 700 children from 1994 to 2003 with a prior history of at least one outpatient or hospital record for diabetes mellitus and 300 randomly selected children with no diabetes records. We defined patients as having diabetes based on diagnoses and drug utilization from chart abstraction… CONTINUE READING

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