Validity of smoking prevalence estimates from primary care electronic health records compared with national population survey data for England, 2007 to 2011.

@article{Booth2013ValidityOS,
  title={Validity of smoking prevalence estimates from primary care electronic health records compared with national population survey data for England, 2007 to 2011.},
  author={Helen Pascale Booth and A Toby Prevost and Martin Gulliford},
  journal={Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety},
  year={2013},
  volume={22 12},
  pages={1357-61}
}
PURPOSE Primary care electronic health records (EHRs) are increasingly used as a resource for epidemiological research. Cigarette smoking is an important variable in many epidemiological studies. We evaluated the validity of smoking records in primary care EHRs by comparing estimates for smoking prevalence from primary care EHRs with national health survey data. METHODS Data were analysed for adults over 30 years of age from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) in comparison with… CONTINUE READING
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