Validity of Canadian discharge abstract data for hypertension and diabetes from 2002 to 2013.

@article{Jiang2016ValidityOC,
  title={Validity of Canadian discharge abstract data for hypertension and diabetes from 2002 to 2013.},
  author={Jason Jiang and Danielle A. Southern and Cynthia A. Beck and Matthew T. James and Mingshan ML Lu and Hude Quan},
  journal={CMAJ open},
  year={2016},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={E646-E653}
}
BACKGROUND Surveillance using coded administrative health data has shown that the prevalence of hypertension and diabetes in Canada increased substantially between 1998 to 2008. These findings require an assumption that the validity of hypertension and diabetes coding is stable over time. We tested this assumption by examining temporal trends in the… CONTINUE READING