The reliability of patient recall of hospital readmission following orthopaedic trauma

Cameron Gosling, Belinda Gabbe, Melissa Hart, Ann Sutherland, Peter Cameron

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Objectives: Accuracy of information recalled by patients is integral to the success of clinical outcomes registries, trials and doctora??patient interaction. Patient, interviewer and information variance can lead to information instability, especially where recall periods are greater than two months.2 Personal and environmental factors may contribute to potential recall bias. [1] , [2] and [3] Our aim was to determine level of agreement, at six months, between patient recall of readmission to Victorian major trauma centres with hospital medical records.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-19
Number of pages5
JournalAustralasian Epidemiologist
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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