Validity of diagnostic and drug data in standardized nursing home resident assessments: potential for geriatric pharmacoepidemiology. SAGE Study Group. Systematic Assessment of Geriatric drug use via Epidemiology.

@article{Gambassi1998ValidityOD,
  title={Validity of diagnostic and drug data in standardized nursing home resident assessments: potential for geriatric pharmacoepidemiology. SAGE Study Group. Systematic Assessment of Geriatric drug use via Epidemiology.},
  author={Giovanni Gambassi and Francesco Landi and Li-hua Peng and C Brostrup-Jensen and Kathleen A. Calore and Jeffrey Hiris and Lewis A. Lipsitz and Vincent Mor and Roberto Bernabei},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={1998},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={167-79}
}
OBJECTIVES The Health Care Financing Administration requires that patients admitted to certified nursing homes be assessed with the Minimum Data Set, a data collection instrument containing more than 300 demographic, diagnostic, clinical, and treatment variables. Long-term care databases potentially may be used to assess the outcomes of specific treatments as well as drug effectiveness. The authors sought to ascertain reliability and validity of diagnostic and drug data in a database obtained… CONTINUE READING
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