Validation of administrative data used for the diagnosis of upper gastrointestinal events following nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug prescription.

@article{Abraham2006ValidationOA,
  title={Validation of administrative data used for the diagnosis of upper gastrointestinal events following nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug prescription.},
  author={Neena S. Abraham and Daniel C. Cohen and Bruce A. Rivers and Peter Richardson},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2006},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={299-306}
}
AIMS To validate veterans affairs (VA) administrative data for the diagnosis of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)-related upper gastrointestinal events (UGIE) and to develop a diagnostic algorithm. METHODS A retrospective study of veterans prescribed an NSAID as identified from the national pharmacy database merged with in-patient and out-patient data, followed by primary chart abstraction. Contingency tables were constructed to allow comparison with a random sample of patients… CONTINUE READING