Data collection methods in health services research: hospital length of stay and discharge destination

Mitchell Nicholas Sarkies, Kelly-Ann Bowles, Elizabeth Skinner, Debra Frances Mitchell, Romi Haas, Melissa Yu-Lee Ho, Karen Salter, Kerry May, Donna Markham, Elizabeth Jane O'Brien, Samantha Plumb, Terrence Peter Haines

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This is the first paper to demonstrate differences between data collection methods for hospital length of stay and discharge destination. Administrative data from an electronic patient management program showed the highest level of completeness of capture and level of agreement with the gold standard of inpatient medical record review for both length of stay and discharge destination, and therefore may be an acceptable data collection method for these measures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96 - 109
Number of pages14
JournalACI Applied Clinical Informatics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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