Optimising the use of electronic health records to estimate the incidence of rheumatoid arthritis in primary care:what information is hidden in free text?

Ford, Elizabeth and Nicholson, Amanda and Koeling, Rob and Tate, A Rosemary and Carroll, John and Axelrod, Lesley and Smith, Helen E and Rait, Greta and Davies, Kevin A and Petersen, Irene and Williams, Tim and Cassell, Jackie A (2013) Optimising the use of electronic health records to estimate the incidence of rheumatoid arthritis in primary care:what information is hidden in free text? BMC Medical Research Methodology, 13 (1). p. 105.

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Abstract

Primary care databases are a major source of data for epidemiological and health services research. However, most studies are based on coded information, ignoring information stored in free text. Using the early presentation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) as an exemplar, our objective was to estimate the extent of data hidden within free text, using a keyword search.

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Journal Article
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BMC Medical Research Methodology
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66206
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17 Sep 2013 08:02
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Published
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