Identifying priorities in methodological research using ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 administrative data: Report from an international consortium

Carolyn deCoster, Hude Quan, Alan Finlayson, Min Gao, Patricia Halfon, Karin Humphries, Helen Johansen, Lisa Lix, Jean-Christophe Luthi, Jin Ma, Patrick Romano, Leslie Roos, Vijaya Sundararajan, Jack Tu, Gregory Webster, William Ghali

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Health administrative data are frequently used for health services and population health research. Comparative research using these data has been facilitated by the use of a standard system for coding diagnoses, the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Research using the data must deal with data quality and validity limitations which arise because the data are not created for research purposes. This paper presents a list of high-priority methodological areas for researchers using health administrative data.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 6
Number of pages6
JournalBMC Health Services Research
Issue numberArt. No: 77
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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