Validity of self-reported hospital admission in a prospective study.

@article{Norrish1994ValidityOS,
  title={Validity of self-reported hospital admission in a prospective study.},
  author={Alan E. Norrish and Diana North and Paul M. Kirkman and Rodney M. Jackson},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={140 10},
  pages={938-42}
}
This study examines the validity of self-reported hospital admission data obtained by telephone interview from a sample of 563 participants in a follow-up study in Auckland, New Zealand. The personal recall of hospital admissions over a 4-year period between 1988 and 1991 was compared with a national computerized record of all hospital admissions. Only two admissions were recalled by participants but not recorded on the hospital record. However, the study found significant underreporting of… CONTINUE READING

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